Trend monitoring

OBS SFIVET monitors and analyses developments and trends affecting vocational education and training and identifies innovation potential. Emphasis is placed on general developments affecting VET as a whole, as well as on issues and topics relating to specific cantons and occupational fields.

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OBS SFIVET uses a self-developed monitoring method to identify technological, economic and social trends and associated challenges for vocational education and training. Trend monitoring is based on a source pool of current scientific and technical texts published at national and international level by practitioners, researchers and policymakers as well as on a general approach to analyse textual sources. Following a multiple-step, systematic procedure, OBS SFIVET researchers screen publications and identify trends and potential challenges affecting VET. From this, further questions are developed and trend topics are analysed in depth. Publications, conferences and workshops with subject matter experts and specialists facilitate professional discussion and the further development of VET.

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