The future of vocational education - learning from the Nordic countries (NordVET)

The Nordic countries differ in how they manage the key dilemma of providing double access to the labour market and to higher education in vocational education and training.

As the Nordic countries exhibit significant differences in their models of vocational education and training, yet are characterised by similar societal contexts, they provide unique opportunities for comparative research. How do the different approaches in handling the double access impact social reproduction, inclusion and the esteem of vocational education? This project takes a comparative approach by examining the similarities and differences in vocational education learning across the Nordic countries.

The key issues to be considered are: How do the Nordic countries balance employability with maintaining open access to universities; ensure esteem for vocational education and training and apprenticeships; develop effective social inclusion practices in vocational education and training and associated pathways; and manage the trade-offs and compromises between these different options?

Scientific Publications

Data source: Crossref. The list should not be assumed to represent the complete published research output of the project.

From apprenticeships to higher vocational education in Denmark – building bridges while the gap is widening

Journal Article published 2017-01-02 in Journal of Vocational Education & Training volume 69 issue 1
Research funded by NordForsk
Authors: Christian Helms Jørgensen.
Facts about the project

Project number: 54782

Project leader

Christian Helms Jørgensen, Roskilde Universitet, Danmark

Project website

Participating countries

Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden