A recent Eurobarometer report has delved into public attitudes towards vocational education and training across Europe, finding some positive overall results despite great variations across the EU:
The report shows a gap between how vocational education is viewed (71% positive) and its value, measured in terms of employability (82%). Interestingly, the report did not find a correlation between these two factors; in the Netherlands, for example, only 50% believed VET has a positive image, but 81% said VET provided the skills employers need.
You can see the full report here.
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