The training content of VET programmes is not always perfectly aligned with the specific activities of individual host companies. According to a new SFUVET study, such dissonance can engender additional costs for the host companies concerned. The broader the competence profile, the higher these costs will be. On the flip side, broad competence profiles ensure that learners will be qualified for a wide range of different jobs on the labour market after graduation. This dilemma is typical for vocational education and training: when describing occupations and occupational profiles, the aim is to strike an optimal balance between the needs of learners as future skilled workers, on the one hand, and the needs of individual host companies on the other.
In a recent article in the Transfer magazine of the SGAB-SRFP, you can now read the study results in detail.