Vocational education and training institutions. A management handbook and CD-ROM

Vocational Education and Training Institutions: A management handbook and CD-ROM suggests that the VET institutions' responsiveness to market demand and their ability to operate flexibly and cost-efficiently are strongly determined by the degree of their management, financial and academic autonomy, as well as by the competence of their managerial, teaching and non-teaching staff, to utilize this autonomy for the benefit of their stakeholders.

Effective public governance and management continue to be key issues into the vocational education and training (VET) sector. Most countries operate large numbers of VET institutions, which face an increasing demand for education and training services and absorb a large share of their government budgets. Although nNational VET systems and institutions vary from country to country, and their management practices reflect the conditions in which they operate. However, all governments wish their VET institutions to operate flexibly and cost-efficiently and to respond quickly to changes in the labour markets.

Vocational Education and Training Institutions: A management handbook and CD-ROM suggests that the VET institutions' responsiveness to market demand and their ability to operate flexibly and cost-efficiently are strongly determined by the degree of their management, financial and academic autonomy, as well as by the competence of their managerial, teaching and non-teaching staff, to utilize this autonomy for the benefit of their stakeholders.

This instructional product is basedBased on systematically documented experiences of VET institutions' managers from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The text of, the Handbook is not country specific and but provides general approaches to the management of VET institutions. The handbookIt is accompanied by a CD-ROM that provides summaries of national management practices in the VET sector and contains summaries of national policies, reports and legal documents, as well as real-life management instruments applied by VET institutions in the aforementioned countries.