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ERIC Number: ED542550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-9-2896-0750-6
ISSN: ISSN-1831-9882
Despite Its Many Benefits, Vocational Education and Training Lacks Esteem. Briefing Note
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
While the benefits of education have been widely researched, little attention has been paid to the specific benefits of vocational education and training (VET). These benefits are shared by individuals and enterprises as well as the economy and society more generally. Training provided by an enterprise increases workers' satisfaction and increases productivity. In turn, higher productivity can improve competitiveness and contribute to higher economic growth. There is also evidence that the wage returns to VET and its wider social benefits are equal to those of general education. However, the extent to which these benefits can be realised depends heavily on the institutional context in which VET is embedded. To find out more about the specific benefits of VET, Cedefop has carried out research and now is publishing its findings in a series of studies. (Contains 1 figure and 2 footnotes.)
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. P.O. Box 22427, Finikas, Thessaloniki, GR-55102. Tel: 30-2310-490111; Fax: 30-2310-490049; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training