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Title: The vet success paradox: between employability and continuation of studies
Author: Nogueira, Sara
Traqueia, Ana
Barbosa, Belém
Costa, Fernando
Dias, Gonçalo Paiva
Filipe, Sandra
Melo, Ana Isabel
Rodrigues, Carlos
Santos, Cláudia Amaral
Keywords: Post-secondary pathways
Social mobility
Studies continuation
VET success factors
Issue Date: 2020
Abstract: Despite the existence of Vocational Education and Training (VET) programmes allowing dual certification (general school and vocational diplomas), the main aim of vocational courses is arguably the insertion of young people in the labour market. Still, there is a diversification of pathways for upper secondary vocational students, including continuing studies at a tertiary level. In fact, international statistics point to the increased number of vocational students that choose to pursue studies at a higher level, encouraged, among several motivations, by the quest for social mobility. Despite the relevance of this theme, studies that explore students’ pathways after the completion of upper secondary vocational education are still scarce. To fill this gap, the paper synthesizes and reviews literature contributions with the purpose of identifying the factors that explain the adoption of each of the pathways (working, continuing to study or neither) by upper secondary education VET students. As a result, the article discusses a list of factors associated with career choices after completion of VET secondary studies and proposes a set of questions for future research. Overall, this paper shows that VET deserves urgent consideration by researchers and offers valuable insights for academics, students, parents and decision makers alike.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.21125/inted.2020.2305
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