Invitation: On the Mysteries of the Swiss Dual Vocational Education and Training, December 13, 2018

The IDEA think tank of CERGE-EI and the Embassy of Switzerland would like to invite you to a public lecture and panel discussion:    

On the Mysteries of the Swiss Dual Vocational Education and Training: What the Czech Republic Can Learn

WHEN: December 13, 2018 | 16:00-18:00

WHERE: CERGE-EI, Politických vězňů 7, Prague 1

Keynote speaker:
Ursula Renold 
| Head of the Division of Comparative Education Systems ETH Zurich
KOF Swiss Economic Institute

Panelists:
Daniel Münich I IDEA at CERGE-EI
Sandro Crameri
I Novartis
Karel Gargulák
I Strategy and Analyses Unit, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic
Libor Witassek
I CEO ZET Foundation

Switzerland is well known for its successful dual system of vocational and professional education and training. It consists of upper-secondary and non-university tertiary education in which firms and educational institutions collaborate closely to provide both general education and vocational training.

Though the Czech Republic is also highly industrialized, and has a high demand for skilled vocational labour, the Czech system at the upper-secondary level remains far from effective and functionally efficient. The keynote lecture by the Swiss expert Prof. Ursula Renold will focus on the economics of the Swiss system, its institutional setup, built-in incentives, and the roles of key stakeholders in terms of its funding, regulation, coordination, and etc. Her presentation will be enhanced by rich empirical evidence. Concrete insights from the perspective of the private sector will be provided by a representative of Novartis/Basel. The non-scientific, policy-oriented keynote presentation and follow-up panel discussion aim to provide new first-hand insights to representatives of Czech stakeholders, policymakers, academics and interested members of the public.

The lecture will investigate the following questions:

  • What are the economics of vocational education and training?
  • Is there a role for the government due to market and other failures?
  • What are the roles of individual  stakeholders from the education and employment sectors?
  • Who bears the costs, benefits, and risks?
  • How can the quality and relevance of vocational education and training be secured?
  • What does academic research tell us, and what is the role of evidence-informed policy making?

The event will be in English. It will be recorded and made available as a video on the IDEA website. Light refreshments will be served following the discussion.

Register by e-mail: idea@cerge-ei.cz or by filling out this form: http://bit.ly/Swiss_Dual_Voc_Education.  This link is also available at: https://idea.cerge-ei.cz/.

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