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Higher Education in Regional and City Development

Post-Secondary Vocational Education and Training:
Pathways and Partnerships

Edited by Jaana Puukka

OECD Publishing 2012
Version: Print (Paperback) + Free PDF
Version: E-book (PDF Format) 
168 pp
ISBN 9789264097551

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Rapid growth of tertiary education is partly due to the expansion of post-secondary vocational education and training (PSV). A well developed post-secondary PSV system and links between universities and VET institutions improve skills and employment opportunities. What is post-secondary PSV and how does it relate to other components of the education system? How do the labour market and globalisation trends impact post-secondary PSV? How do OECD countries address the issues of transition, pathways and collaboration in tertiary education?

This report is part of the OECD work on Higher Education in Regional and City Development. In the course of the reviews of more than 30 cities and regions, this work identified VET-university linkages as one of the common issues that impact the engagement of tertiary education in socio-economic development across countries. 

Contents

Executive Summary
PART I. OVERVIEW OF POST-SECONDARY VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING; MAJOR TRENDS AND CHALLENGES 
PART II. POST-SECONDARY VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING: COUNTRY CASE STUDIES 
(Australia, Scotland, Norway, Italy, Spain)
Annex: OECD Seminar “Collaboration between Vocational and University Education: Building Partnerships for Regional Development”
Contributors
The International experts who contributed to the report were: Jim GALLACHER (Glasgow Caledonian University), Luca DORDIT (IPRASE Trentino), Robert INGRAM (Glasgow Caledonian University), Gavin MOODIE (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, RMIT, Australia), Romulo PINHEIRO (Centre for Advanced Studies in Regional Innovation Strategies), Arduino SALATIN (IPRASE Trentino) and Michael YOUNG (University of London).
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