Austria - Supporting transition to VET

The Austrian schools and colleges for engineering, arts and crafts have implemented the quality management system HTL Q-SYS which is part of the Austrian VET quality initiative (QIBB Since 2006-2007 HTL Hollabrunn, in line with its mission statement, has developed its approach to smoothing students’ transition from feeder schools. The project aims to improve access to vocational education and training and to increase the number of students who successfully complete their VET programmes. To succeed with this project it was necessary to invest in a further education programmes for teachers and trainers.

To support students’ decision-making process, the secondary schools cooperate with the HTL. Information and orientation events, such as the open days, parents’ evenings or counselling from careers advisors help parents and students make well-informed decisions. In addition, close cooperation with initiatives such as Women into Technology and Girls and Technology encourage young women to take up technical education.

Success is measured through questionnaires for parents and becomes evident through the decreasing number of students who leave the course early.

This case study focuses on initial VET 

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VET PROVIDER:        HTL Hollabrunn (schools and colleges for engineering, arts and crafts)


CITY:                           Hollabrunn, Austria

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