Adapting the system of continuing vocational education for the 3rd industrial revolution: experiences from the Swedish pilot project with AVE
KeywordsAdvanced vocational education
Continuing vocational training
Information- and communication technology
Labour market transformation
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AbstractThis paper analyses problems associated with adapting the system of continuing vocational education (CVT) to the rapidly changing Swedish labour market. The key question asked in the paper is how CVT is going to adapt to a labour market characterised by a growing ITeconomy. The paper also presents empirical data from the pilot project in Sweden called Advanced Vocational Education. AVE is a new form of post-secondary education designed to meet changing technology and skill requirements. The paper concludes that AVE is a step in the right direction in decreasing the gap between demand and supply.