More and more refugees in vocational education and training – which figures are the right ones?

Coverbild: BWP 1/2019
Issue/Year (Volume) 1/2019 (48)
Page(s) 4-5

Increasing numbers of refugees are successfully progressing to VET. But just how many people are we actually speaking about? Different numbers are stated within the public debate. Some press reports make mention of around 9,500 in 2017, while others put the figure as high as 28,500. How can these numbers be reconciled? This article provides a summary of the various data sources together with indications as to how these varying amounts are arrived at.