Vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. How can employers and unions be engaged? How can work based learning be used? How can teachers and trainers be effectively prepared? How should postsecondary programmes be structured? This country report looks at these and other questions in the context of Peru.
The report has six chapters. The first chapter provides an overview of Peru’s education and training system and includes an in-depth discussion of its key strengths and challenges. Chapter two explores how Peru can improve the alignment between the supply of VET programmes and the demands of the labour market. Chapter three focuses on strategies for improving the quality in its VET programmes. The fourth chapter examines the fragmented architecture of Peru’s education and training system and provides recommendations on how to facilitate student transitions from one system or level to the next. Chapter five focuses on the need to address inequities in access to high-quality VET, particularly for student from low-income, rural, and historically disadvantaged groups. The final chapter explores how Peru can help students make informed choices about their education and training through better career navigation and consumer information services.