Vocational Training System in Europe as an Alternative to Higher Education

By:
Dr. Tomas Sola Martínez,
Dr. Francisco Javier Hinojo Lucena,
Inmaculada Aznar Díaz
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This paper shows how the vocational training contributes to consider the main needs of society and increase the jobs in labour market compared to Higher Education. According to the information collected by professional guidance service of Ministry in charged, people that study in a vocational training way find more quickly their own job instead of others that prefer the formation received by University. In this way, it is known that the employment for vocational training is around 70% and in some cases of autonomous region it has been exceeded 90% approximately respect to specific specialities as a mechanics, wood, etc. just as Spanish Ministry of Education points. Referring to these facts, the development and the positive prospects of the last years, it can show the descriptive study and the analysis of this type of educational institutions based on three fundamental aspects:The constant changes which are developing at these levels of educational system due to the transformation of labour market and the imminent increase of this type of training; The ignorance of vocational training; The organization and operation of this type of training.


Keywords: Higher Education, Vocational Training, Organization of Educational Institutions
Stream: Education and Social Welfare
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Vocational Training System in Europe as an Alternative to Higher Education


Dr. Tomas Sola Martínez

Lecturer, Department of Education and Scholar Organization, University of Granada
Granada, Spain, Spain

Licenciado en Psicología y Pedagogía. Doctor en Educación por la Universidad de Granada. En la actualidad es Profesor Titular en el Departamento de Didáctica y Organización Escolar de la Universidad de Granada, donde desarrolla su línea de investigación en el ámbito de la Educación Especial.

Dr. Francisco Javier Hinojo Lucena

Lecturer, Department of Didactic and Scholar Organization, University of Granada
Granada, Spain, Spain

Diplomado en Magisterio de Educación Física, Licenciado en Psicopedagogía y Doctor en Educación por la Universidad de Granada.
Su línea de investigación se desarrolla en base al estudio de las percepciones de los equipos directivos sobre la incorporación de la Formación Profesional Reglada (FPR) en sus centros.

Inmaculada Aznar Díaz

Lecturer, Department of Didactic and Scholar Organization, University of Granada
Granada, Spain, Spain

Diplomada en Magisterio de Educación Primaria, Licenciada en Psicopedagogía y Doctora en Educación por la Universidad de Granada.
Actualmente es profesora en el Departamento de Didáctica y Organización Escolar en el que desarrolla varias líneas de investigación en relación con la Formación Profesional Ocupacional.

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