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1 Is the Swiss dual educational system a model for the world? Peter Dietrich CEO Swissmem 1 The swiss education system

2 Youth unemployment rate (01/2014) Source: Eurostat, OFS 2 The swiss education system

3 Youth unemployment rate (01/2014) Greece 56.7 Spain 54.4 Italy 42.9 Portugal 34.6 Ireland 26.0 Belgium 24.4 France 23.7 European Union (28 countries) 23.0 Sweden 22.9 Finland 20.2 United Kingdom 18.9 Czech Republic 17.8 Luxembourg 17.6 Turkey 15.8 United States 14.2 Denmark 13.4 Netherlands 11.1 Austria 10.3 Norway 8.8 Switzerland 8.3 Germany 7.9 Japan Source: Eurostat, OFS 3 The swiss education system

4 Innovation Ranking Bulgaria Turkey Romania Poland Croatia Hungary Greece Serbia Czech Republic Portugal Spain Italy Norway Cyprus Slovenia EU27 France Irland Austria United Kingdom Iceland Luxembourg Belgium Netherlands Finland Denmark Germany Sweden Switzerland Source: Innovation Union Scoreboard The swiss education system

5 Swissmem Opinion leader and service center for the companies in the Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industries (MEM industries) 5 The swiss education system

6 Workforce Swiss economy as a whole Sectors in % Other manufacturing 8% Rubber and plastics Textiles 2% Full-time equivalents Total: 2,851,186 Industry: 581,982 MEM industries: 337,887 Metalworking 16 % Wood/graphic industry 10% Machinery/vehicles 20% Foodstuffs 9% Pharma 6% Electrical engineering 6% Data processing/watches 17% 6 Membership

7 Education level of staff in MEM industries Education level MEM-Branch University 9.6 % University of applied sciences Federal VET 14.2 % % others 23.5 % Total 100 % The swiss education system

8 The Swiss education system 8 The swiss education system

9 VET and PET in Switzerland 9 The swiss education system

10 The Swiss education system Professional Education General Education 10 The swiss education system

11 The Swiss education system Professional Education 11 The swiss education system

12 The Swiss education system Professional Education 12 The swiss education system

13 The Swiss education system 13 The swiss education system

14 The Swiss education system 14 The swiss education system

15 The Swiss education system 15 The swiss education system

16 The Swiss education system PET: professional education and training 16 The swiss education system

17 The Swiss education system PET: professional education and training 17 The swiss education system

18 Number of VET-students in Switzerland Thousands Apprenticeship Positions Apprentice The swiss education system

19 One mission, three partners Confederation Cantons Associations 19 The swiss education system

20 Swissmem «Education and Innovation» Offices in Zürich and Winterthur Staff of 21 persons VET programs in engineering professions PET programs in engineering and leadership PET college Leadership and management school 20 The swiss education system

21 In- and outcomes for companies Skilled workforce Young & dynamic workforce Fresh ideas / Innovation Productivity of trainee Reputation Company Internships Recruiting costs Marketing Contract & Security Infrastructure, tools & material Wage costs VET trainer Wage costs trainee Costs of industry courses Guidance for youngsters Workgroups in association 21 The swiss education system

22 VET Programms in MEM- Industries 22 The swiss education system

23 Swissmem VET programs Plant and Equipment Engineer Automation Engineer Electronics Engineer Commercial Employee Design Engineer Mechanical Engineer 23 The swiss education system

24 The dual Swiss VET system at three locations Practical skills Theoretical skills In-company training Learning on the Job 3 to 4 days per week Industry courses Basic skills Bloc courses 40 to 50 days (1 st and 2 nd year) Vocational school Theoretical knowledge 1 to 2 days per week 24 The swiss education system

25 Structur of MEM VET programs Basic training Compulsory basic training Optional supplementary training Supplementary company-specific training Specialised training in company field of activity, e.g. in: Project planning and development Prototype construction Construction Production support Parts fabrication Assembly, etc The swiss education system

26 Vocational training at school 5 Days per week Apprenticeship year Baccalaureate school Vocational school Working in Company 26 The swiss education system

27 Tasks for an association 27 The swiss education system

28 Developing young talent Didactics Interests Skills Knowledge Professional orientation VET PET primary school / explore-it prim. & sec. school / TunSchweiz prim. & sec. school / inventor days secondary school / science weeks educamint.ch tecmania.ch job fairs occupational guidance parent information Companies 28 Membership

29 Development of the VET curriculum Analysis Which competences / skills? Future scenario Description of future needs curriculum Definition of competences for VET Qualification System Definition of standards and development of tests 29 The swiss education system

30 Swiss skills / World skills Gold medal mechanical engineering Gold medal electronics Silver medal polymechanics Bronze medal CNC milling 30 The swiss education system

31 Is the Swiss dual educational system a model for the world? 31 The swiss education system

32 Advantages of the dual VET System steered by the needs of the market / economy quick adaption of the learning matter to the need of the MEM-industries closely related to the practice more cost efficient than a pure academic system early understanding of how companies operate low rate of youth unemployment high employability of VET graduates 32 The swiss education system

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