Under the leadership of 3s, more than 100 researchers from all EU member states are investigating the status and perspectives of vocational education and training in Europe and preparing future directions in education policy.
Since the establishment of universities of applied sciences, 3s supported the accreditation of new study programmes through feasibility studies. These provide information on the future demand for study places or the labour market
Since 2015, the ‛Vienna Employment Promotion Fund’ – waff organises the ‛Vienna Weeks for Career and Continuing Education’, annual career guidance events. 3s supports the ‛Vienna Weeks’ conducting a quality monitoring.
The ‛Austrian Strategy for Lifelong Learning LLL:2020’ launched in 2011 set in motion new impulses for learning across the entire lifespan – monitored by 3s.
In the DigiMe project, pupils are prepared for the digital requirements of the future world of work and teachers are supported in teaching the corresponding competences. 3s evaluates the results of the project.
3s supports the European Commission in improving the measures for graduate tracking in the EU.
How can the appetite for further education and training be stimulated by money or other measures? 3s researches the broad spectrum of different approaches within the EU and lays the foundations for more supportive policies.
Throughout Europe, there is a multitude of subsidies and measures for individual career development. With this comparative research project, we are expanding our knowledge related to these measures and their impact.
How can young adults during their early occupational years be encouraged and best supported? 3s conducts HORIZON 2020 research on young adult learning in Europe to provide answers. Learning also takes place at the workplace.
Policies and practices of EU Member States in tracking the careers of graduates from higher education or higher vocational education are the subject of this study funded by the European Commission.
Learning in and for a digitalised world of work is changing continuously. This study explores how Austrian VET actors can learn from international role models.