What is the aim of VET: increasing productivity or securing social mobility?

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This was one of the most difficult questions to answer. Kevin Orr, who attempted to answer it, was far from convinced that there was a genuine policy dilemma here, and felt that it could be possible to meet both the requirement for increased productivity and increased upward social mobility. However, he was also clear that VET on its own is not sufficient for either of these social goals to be met. Sometimes too much pressure and expectation has been placed on it to do so.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Edge Foundation
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019


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