Institutional innovations in Norwegian VET – responses to key challengesNov 17 2015
Nord-VET 2015. Nord-VET is a comparative Nordic research project covering Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark in 2013-16. The purpose of the project is to generate new knowledge on the strengths and weaknesses of the different models of vocational education and training (VET) at upper secondary level in the four Nordic countries. It is a specific interest of the project to shed light on the different Nordic ways of handling the key dilemma of how VET can provide double access to the labour market and to higher education at the same time. This report is one of four country reports under the theme ‘Recent reforms and innovations in VET’. It discusses a range of different innovations within the Norwegian VET sector over the last two decades, including: the emergence of local training agencies; innovations for open outcomes and access to higher education; innovations towards increased inclusion in VET; and the in depth study project – prosjekt til fordypning (PTF).