There are now more pathways into the world of work than ever before. Among them are a range of higher vocational and professional tertiary programmes, which play a key role in helping many students transition into the labour market. Such programmes include things like associate degrees, higher technical programmes, professional bachelor qualifications and professional examinations.
But how do these programmes differ across countries? Join us for a webinar where we will discuss the findings of the new OECD report Pathways to professions: Understanding higher vocational and professional tertiary education systems, which compares the higher vocational and professional tertiary education sector across OECD countries. We will look at different types of professional programmes on offer, the pathways leading into them and transitions into further learning or the labour market, as well as the profile of learners served by these programmes. We will also discuss how social partners are engaged in professional programmes, in particular through the delivery of work-based learning opportunities.
-El Iza Mohamedou, Head of the OECD Centre for Skills
-Chiara Riondino, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
-Carlos Diaz, President, Vertebral Chile
-Eva Lample Marcos, Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Spain
-Hans Daale, President, Chain5
-Mette Nielsen, Senior Advisor, Confederation of Danish Industry
-Viktoria Kis, Policy Analyst, OECD Centre for Skills