Initial education and training (IVET)

DEFINITION: General or vocational education and training carried out in the initial education system, usually before entering working life.

– some training undertaken after entry into working life may be considered as initial training (e.g. retraining);
– initial education and training can be carried out at any level in general or vocational education (full-time school-based or alternance training) pathways or apprenticeship.

SOURCE: Terminology of European education and training policy-a selection of 100 key terms CEDEFOP, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008.




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