Swiss International VET Academy

With the Swiss International VET Academy we support all forms of competence or skills development for Technical and Vocational Education on a pedagogical-didactical, methodological or systemic level. We are convinced of the benefits of the dual-track model and encourage, in collaboration with local experts, a culturally adapted insertion of its core elements.

For several years, vocational education and training (VET), including upper-secondary level VET and tertiary-level professional education (PET), has become a priority for many governments and companies worldwide. This trend has led to a renewed international interest in the Swiss dual VET/PET system given a number of positive outcomes such as the low youth unemployment rate, high competitiveness and innovative capacity that are often associated with it.

Main concept of the Academy

The Swiss International VET Academy courses are characterised by their emphasis on acquiring skills that are readily actionable in real working situations. To achieve this, it is imperative that the professional pedagogy is effective, rigorous and applicable in the international context. In order to fulfil these requirements, our academy regularly offer courses to experience and understand the Swiss VET model and to allow participants to develop a valid representation of it as well as of the Situated VET – a holistic approach for effective pedagogy and didactics in VET developed by SFUVET.

Portrait Ivana Georgievska
«An excellent training for gaining in-depth understanding of the structure of the Swiss VET system, and its underlying factors of success. Its approach made it engaging and abounding with opportunities to experience various parts of the system, and have discussions with different stakeholders.»
Ivana Georgievska
Vocational Education and Training Expert in the Swiss «Education for Employment in Macedonia» Project

Our high quality services worldwide 

Since 2018, over 120 participants from all over the world have joined our courses. We are your trusted partner for:

  • Elaborating labour market responsive and competence-oriented curricula
  • Training highly competent VET teachers and instructors in companies
  • Establishing effective pedagogical arrangements to develop the competencies of the future workforce
  • Advising on an sustainable dual track skills development or (T)VET system on upper secondary or tertiary level
  • Conducting relevant research and evaluation in the field of VET
  • Approaching functional mindset for (inter)acting in VET