UniVET – University or Vocational Education and Training (English version)

Why do young people decide for vocational training or university studies? Based on this question, a comparative investigation of the decision factors and an investigation of the most important influencing factors within the framework of the UniVET project are planned.

In addition, a catalogue of the main strengths and weaknesses relating to the main influencing factors identified is compiled.

Based on these strengths, a measuring instrument for the potentials and interests of the young people is created in order to increase their career orientation. The basic idea behind this is that if the most important factors influencing a young person’s career decision can be measured, he can also be advised individually and profitably after a test.

In the long term, the UniVET project aims to improve the career orientation of young people in all partner countries. All stakeholders should be informed about opportunities and, in this context, the acceptance of vocational education and training should be improved in comparison to higher education. One of the main objectives of this project is to raise awareness of vocational training opportunities among all target groups.

The UniVET project will analyse current trends and their drivers in all partner countries in order to provide comprehensive information for the main target groups (high school students, drop-outs, parents, schools, employers).

“UniVET – University or Vocational Education and Training” is run by TALENTBRÜCKE GmbH & Co. KG and is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The project consortium consists of members from Germany, Spain, Lithuania, Italy and Poland.

Project results

IO 1 Investigation of the decision factors

Why do young people choose vocational training or studies?

Based on this question, from September 2018 to the end of February 2019, a comparative analysis of the decision factors and an analysis of the most important influencing factors was carried out within the framework of the UniVET project.

Based on these strengths, between March and October 2019 a measuring instrument for the potentials and interests of young people will be created in order to increase their vocational orientation. The basic idea here is that if the most important factors influencing a young person’s career decision can be measured, they can also be advised individually and purposefully after a test.

Following the survey, the project partners concentrated on the most important factors influencing career decisions and on country-specific differences.

The results can be found in the document:

Based on the results and knockledge gathered so far, the partner consortium in the UniVET project has developed guidelines for job orientation

IO 2 Potential analysis

The second intellectual output (IO) was the preparation of a potential analysis tailored to the target groups. This was developed from January 2019.

In October 2019, the potential analysis was then tested for the first time in Vilnius, Lithuania – with great success.

Following this, the potential analysis was carried out in all project countries. In Spain, the International Formation Center and the TALENTBRÜCKE carried out a joint potential analysis. This resulted in the following video.

More information about the Potential Analysis

UniVET Handout IO2

IO 3 Guideline for career orientation

UniVET – Application

The news and results of the UniVET project can be followed in the UniVET app for Android!

The app is only available for Android and requires an existing Internet connection on your smartphone. You can get the app in Google Play or by clicking on the logo.

A supporting result of the UniVET project is the app UniVET – Guideline for career orientation for Android!

The app is only available for Android and requires an existing Internet connection on your smartphone. You can get the app in Google Play or by clicking on the logo.

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UniVET – Ihr Ansprechpartner

Sebastian Albrecht
Sebastian Albrecht Projektleiter / Vertrieb / Europa