New research project on the impact of Covid-19 on VET
The research project «Short- and long-term impacts of Covid-19 on VET: Strengthening VET in times of crises» aims to explore the short and long-term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on dual-track vocational education and training (VET) in Switzerland.
The study «Short- and long-term impacts of Covid-19 on VET: Strengthening VET in times of crises» focuses on differences between occupational fields and regions in terms of training processes, supply and demand of apprenticeship places and educational pathways and labour market entry of young adults who completed their training during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The research project is being funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) as part of the National Research Program 80 (NFP80) on the topic of «COVID-19 in Society» and is institutionally embedded at the Department of Sociology of Education at the Institute of Educational Science of the University of Bern and at the Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training SFUVET.
Dr. David Glauser, University of Bern, Department of Sociology of Education and Prof. Dr. Irene Kriesi, Co-Head of research area «Strategic planning of VET/PET sector» have overall responsibility for the project.