The Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Training (EHB) is the Swiss expert organization for vocational training. They train and train young people, carry out research on vocational training, develop occupations and support international vocational training cooperation. It offices are located in Lausanne, Lugano, Olten, Zollikofen near Bern and Zurich.
The Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Training (EHB) ensure the education and training of those responsible for vocational training at university level. The EHB also carries out research and development in the field of vocational training.
The EHB provides services in the areas of Training of persons responsible for vocational training, Continuing vocational training, Research and development in vocational education and training, Professional development.
In EHB undergraduate courses, students are trained as professional teachers. The diploma courses are part-time, complete in the full-time version two years and comprise 1800 learning hours (60 ECTS). In the course of Master of Science in Vocational Education (3600 study hours, 120 ECTS), which is based on a bachelor's degree The students specialize in vocational education and training and can be employed as experts in the Swiss vocational education and training system and a total of 1'800 people were trained at the EHB every year.
In Vocational Training, the EHB has been able to profile itself as a partner: At the national level, the EHB cooperates in 16 projects with universities and with 32 practice partners. In the international context, the EHB has 21 project-related cooperations with universities and 13 cooperations with international practitioners such as ministries, foundations and others. Research & Development (R & D) is an indispensable core competency of the EHB.
The vocational education and training research of the EHB examines the links between the education system and the labor market and thus makes an important contribution to the analysis, optimization and further development of Swiss vocational training.