Vocational Education has a long history - back to the industrial revolution. The technical term accepted almost everwhere is: TVET. This means "Technical and Vocational Education and Training".
TVET includes primarily: apprenticeship training, vocational education, technical education, occupational education and career and technical education.
TVET is also used as a comprehensive term referring to different aspects:
- Part of general education
- Preparation for occupational fields
- An aspect of lifelong learning
- Instrument for promoting
- To promote employment
- Facilitate poverty alleviation
In the TrainerGuide, we use the short abbreviation 'VET' - vocational education and training - as a common expression for vocational education within industry, commerce, craft, social and health, farming, as well as service professions.