Liechtenstein has the highest rate of vocational education in the EFTA. With 67 per cent of its secondary pupils enrolled in vocational education, Liechtenstein even tops Switzerland.
The latest raking from the European Unions statistics office, Eurostat, facilitates a comparison between the EU countries and additional states, such as those in the European Free Trade Association EFTA, according to a statement. The data are from 2014.
With 67 per cent of its secondary pupils enrolled in vocational education, Liechtenstein is top in the EFTA, followed by Switzerland with 66 per cent. Norway recorded 51 per cent and Iceland, 31 per cent. The results also reveal the proportion of women in vocational education: here, Liechtenstein, with 36 per cent, lags behind Norway (39 per cent), Switzerland (42 per cent) and Iceland (43 per cent).
On an EU level, Liechtenstein and Switzerland are among the top ten countries. Only five other nations performed better than Liechtenstein: the Czech Republic, with 73 per cent; Croatia, with 71 per cent; Austria and Finland, with 70 per cent each; and Slovakia, with 69 per cent. Slovenia drew even at 67 per cent, while Switzerland ranked level with the Netherlands at 66 per cent.
An average of 48 per cent of upper secondary pupils in the EU enrolled on a vocational education programme. The rate was above 50 per cent in 12 EU countries. The average proportion of women was 44 per cent, and of men, 56 per cent.