Personnel Economics and Vocational Education & Training

Personnel Economics and Vocational Education & Training

The articles in this e-book attempt to shed light on important questions, such as what types of skills should better be provided at the workplace rather than at (vocational) school, how pre-school competencies are associated with the productivity of trainees at the workplace, how the wage returns to training differ by vocational compared to an academic education, whether there are spill-over effects from different types of education at the workplace, and how we can make use of existing research on the return on investment to apprenticeship training in a country with a traditional apprenticeship system to help implement a dual Vocational Education and Training system in a country that previously relied on school-based education.

Can Spanish firms offer dual apprenticeships without making a net investment? Empirical evidence based on ex-ante simulations of different training scenarios,Comparative advantages of school and workplace environment in skill acquisition: empirical evidence from a survey among professional tertiary education and training students in Switzerland,Personnel economics and vocational education and training,Pre-training competencies and the productivity of apprentices,Reverse educational spillovers at the firm level,The relative importance of type of education and subject area: empirical evidence for educational decisions

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