Skills beyond school

Skills beyond School - The OECD Review of Postsecondary Vocational Education and Training

 

Skills beyond School - the new OECD policy review of postsecondary vocational education and training, will look at the preparation of younger people and adults for technical and professional jobs. Key policy challenges include responsiveness to labour market needs, alongside inclusion, access, career guidance, finance, governance, teaching quality, integration with workplace learning, articulation with other sectors of education, and qualifications and assessment. It will build on the success of Learning for Jobs – which examined vocational education and training policy through 17 country reviews and a comparative report - and forms part of the horizontal OECD Skills Strategy linked to PIAAC and other initiatives across the OECD. It also draws on the OECD review of tertiary education.

All OECD countries, including accession countries, are invited to participate. Countries may:

  • Pursue an individual country policy review, involving the preparation of a background report by the country, followed by two visits by an OECD team, culminating in a report covering the strengths of the country system, including innovations and reforms of general interest and significance, analysis of the main policy challenges, and OECD recommendations designed to assist policy development. It will draw on experience from other countries to support the policy advice given. This option is designed to add substantial impetus and international perspective to policy development. Full country policy reviews are being conducted in Austria, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Israel, Korea, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom (England), and the United States (with case studies of Florida, Maryland and Washington State).
  • Prepare a background report and invite an OECD team for a short visit to provide a published commentary on the background report. This option is much more modest, and is designed to assist countries to understand their own country system better in international context. Abbreviated exercises leading to a short OECD country commentary will be undertaken in Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Iceland, Romania, Spain, Sweden and in Northern Ireland and Scotland in the United Kingdom.
  • Background reports will be prepared in all the above countries, and in France and Hungary. All the reports will be published on the country studies page as they become available.

Contacts

For further information and advice please contact the VET team.

 

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  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
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  • Belarus
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  • Belize
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  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
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  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
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  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
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  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
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  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
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  • Grenada
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  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
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  • Liberia
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  • Mauritius
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  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
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  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
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  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
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  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
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  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
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  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
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  • Sri Lanka
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  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
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  • Tonga
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  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
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  • Uruguay
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