Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:51
Vocational students more likely to get jobs than Univ. students
In the coming years, young people with a secondary vocational education will be slightly more likely to be employed than graduates from a college or university. Nearly a third of job-seeking vocational students have a "reasonable to very good chance" of finding a job, according to the Keuzegids MBO 2014. Although only 30 percent of all vocational students don't have to be too worried about unemployment, that number is even smaller among the highly educated. Only one fifth of college graduates have reasonable chance of employment. Among university graduates it is only 16 percent. The chances on the labor market for vocational students are completely dependent on the type of education, according to the authors. Those who choose healthcare, secretarial work or something technical, have a better perspective than students of other courses. The longer the training, the more chance of a job, also applies. The Keuzegids (choice guide) is intended to provide insight into the quality of 1,500 vocational schools. More than two hundred studies received the predicate "top training" from the authors. The assessment takes into account the study success, the satisfaction of the student and the judgement of the education inspectorate.