At EBCS we approach education from two individual angles. One is for business education for managers who are already in their professional environment. And the other angle is the education to advance individual and prepare them ready for their jobs. The goal from both perspectives is the same: to nurture individuals, optimize their potential and build a more balanced and stable economy.
A specific project initiative for a country to implement the Dual Education Systems such as in Switzerland is a huge endeavor and will last at least three generations. Successful starts were made in several countries already. The Swiss Government supports such endeavors on a political level and local organizations such as EBCS (European Business Club Switzerland) drive the implementation on a practical level.
Today, this system is the driver of the Swiss economy since it nurtures the small and medium size enterprises which count for approximately 80% of the Swiss GDP.
The Issue and the Goal
The issue in many countries outside Switzerland is that parents and teachers advise young adults that only the path of studying at University will be a career success. Educational paths for young adults are not balanced between academic and vocational training. The industry does not appreciate the skill-set of a young adults with vocational professional backgrounds, and a trained professional with vocational training cannot advance to a higher level within his job.
The goal is a structured Dual Education System which means
in which both paths find equal acceptance which ultimately drive economic sustainability.
Impediment (one or more can apply)
The Swiss Apprenticeship Structure: combination of working/learning for young adults
Vocational Education and Training (VET) at upper secondary level supports transfer of knowledge to skills, is supervised by three functions including industry and allows for tertiary education. Click to enlarge.
The Swiss Dual Education Structure and the transfer opportunity between the two education paths
VET (Vocational Education and Training) at the upper secondary level advances to the tertiary level in itself and also offers options to transfer to the other tertiary level where University degrees (Bachelor, Master) are awarded.
Click on picture to enlarge. Source: State Secretariat for Education, 3003 Bern, Switzerland.
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