02 SES 01 A, VETNET Opening Session
South Tyrol is an autonomous province in Italy with a German, Italian and Ladin speaking population in which a dual VET system, similar to the Austrian, German or Swiss VET system, developed on the upper secondary level in parallel to an apprenticeship system that grew out of the traditional Italian school-based system.
In the opening session of VETNET, South Tyrol experts will share their insights on the status, development and challenges of vocational education and training in South Tyrol.
The German Dual Education in South Tyrol: Dual Education is a Success Story, Albeit Constant Improvements are Needed
Dr. Isolde Moroder, Direktorin, Landesberufsschule Landesberufsschule, "Dipl. Ing. Luis Zuegg" Meran | Dirigente Scuola Professionale "Dipl. Ing. Luis Zuegg" Merano
Thanks to a highly developed autonomy, South Tyrol had the opportunity to establish its dual education or apprenticeship system (Berufsbildiung), independently of the Italian school-based tradition. In dual vocational education, apprentices spend 80 % of their time in the training company, and 20 % at the vocational school. The ten vocation schools in South Tyrol work closely together with the school administration and political representatives. The dual system allows young people a smooth transition from school to employment. It is seen as an essential factor to strengthen the economy and innovation in South Tyrol.
For a long time, the Italian ministry of education did not take notice of dual education in South Tyrol, which changed during the last years. One reason for the increasing interest might be the low youth employment rate, which is seen as an effect of the dual education.
Even if dual education is attractive, there are still some companies that do not offer apprenticeship places or where the quality of workplace training is behind the expectations. This hesitancy might partly also be caused by the Italian legislation on safety at work and youth employment.
There are many activities within the Euroregion Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino to continuously improve dual education. It is important to look beyond the own tip of the nose and to get into an exchange and to cooperate with other European countries with a strong VET-tradition.
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
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