Dear friends of Vocational Education and Training, 
 
The International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) will be held from June 6 to 8, 2018 in Winterthur, Switzerland. Over 500 participants from the fields of education, politics and industry worldwide attend VPET sessions, visit local companies and interact with apprentices from Switzerland and other countries.Winterthur, the congress location, has a long and rich VPET tradition. In 1870, the first vocational school in industrial manufacturing was established here. This laid the foundation for Switzerland’s VPET system which is recognized as one of the best in the world.

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Swiss skills for the Indian industry

Swiss skills boost Indian companies: Invest $1, generate $27

SkillSonics successfully implements the Swiss apprenticeship model in India. The program has been adapted to local requirements and includes courses for apprentices and training of trainers. Read more

Swiss skills have made a big difference to productivity

Skillsonics has been at the forefront of powering the Indian industry. With quality at its core, the training offered by Skillsonics based on the Swiss model and standards has made a huge difference. Read more

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Swiss apprenticeships

What apprentices and employers have to say about Swiss Apprenticeships

60% of Swiss youth do an apprenticeship after their mandatory schooling. Vocational education and training (VET) statistics recorded 220’000 apprenticeships in 2017. Every third company in Switzerland offers an on-site apprenticeship. Read more

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Swiss dual-track apprenticeship model in action

GKN Aerospace

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is key for Indian industry

Texmo Industries has been one of the early adopters of the Swiss dual-track apprenticeship program with Skillsonics. Mr. Kamesh Sundaram, Principal, Training and Development, tells us more about their experience.  Read more

A model of success – Swiss skills unite theory and practice

The world admires Switzerland’s vocational education and training (VET) model that brings together shop floor training and classroom instruction. Theory and practice complement each other in an ideal fashion. Read more

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Switzerland tops PwC’s Young Workers Index

Youth unemployment rates in OECD countries such as Greece (43,7%), Spain (36%) and Italy (31,5%) present a significant economic and social problem for these countries. In Switzerland, the low rate of youth unemployment (8.6%) is largely a result of the country’s vocational education system. The Swiss recognize the value of apprenticeship training.

Switzerland once again ranked as top performer on PwC’s Young Workers Index 2017.

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Success stories

Skillsonics Apprentice Success Story

I’m from Shivamogga District, Karnataka, India, where I live with my mother and younger brother. I train as a Multi Skilled Production Technician. Read more

Skillsonics Trainer Success Story

I’m a 40-year technical trainer for the Swiss-based Multi-Skilled Production Technician (MSTP). Today I’m a VET instructor at Buhler.  Read more

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