DC dVET Webinars
DC dVET organizes webinars on specific topics related to dual VET. On this site you will find the expert inputs to the webinars and other relevant documents.
In dual VET, companies typically bear a substantial part of the training costs. This raises the question why companies that are engaged in VET are willing to incur these costs, and to which extent financial subsidies do or can influence this decision. How is the situation in your work context? What are the main reasons for companies to train or not to train? Do or could financial incentives influence their behaviour? And how would such incentives need to look like to create new training places? This webinar provided an overview on general options and reflects on pros and cons of financial incentives to training companies.
Expert Input by Mag. Kurt Schmid (ibw Austria)
Sustainable financing of VET is a key factor to ensure an efficient and qualitative provision of demand-oriented VET. At the same time, limited state funds and the lack of business sector contributions are core challenges for many VET systems around the world. The DC dVET Webinar provided an overview on different elements and approaches of sustainable (dual) VET financing, including specific considerations on the role of the business sector.
Expert Input by Dr. G. Specht & C. Aipperspach (PLANCO Consulting GmbH)
The engagement of companies is a key condition for any effective dual VET system. In countries that want to introduce dual VET, it is often difficult to convince companies to participate because they mainly see the costs and not the benefits of training. Cost-benefit analyses are a tool to make costs as well as benefits of apprenticeship training visible, but also to analyse under which specific conditions it might pay off from an economic point of view. The webinar provided information about the requirements and key elements of cost-benefit analyses, the difference and suitability of evaluations and simulations as well the possible use and limits of this kind of analyses.
Expert Input by Prof. Dr. St. C. Wolter (University of Bern)
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For developing and transition countries, skills matching and anticipation tends to be a particularly complex task, amongst others due to missing labour market information and weaknesses in institutional cooperation. The webinar provided an overview on different methodologies and tools which can be used to assess the skills demand in a given context, as well as the characteristics and suitability of the different approaches.
Expert Input by A. Molz (ILO Office for Eastern and Central Europe)
This presentation provides a general introduction into dual VET by explaining its basic dimensions, the role of the private sector and strategic entry points for dual VET development with the private sector.
Expert Input by Franz Kehl (KEK-CDC Consultants)