The employability and professional integration of young graduates are the subject of numerous projects and initiatives lead by educational and academic actors in the Asia-Pacific region as well as all over the world. The real contexts (in all aspects such as legal, socio-economic, academic, etc.) are however different between countries, which creates a rather heterogeneous regional dynamic.
Among these initiatives, is emerging the dual education approach which is defined as a combination of theoretical teaching at the university and practical teaching in the workplace. In practice, the alternation is organized in a weekly rhythm of 2-3 days/week at the training institution and the rest of time at the company. Adaptations can be made for the alternation at the level of months or semesters in an academic year.
Several developed countries, especially Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland, have successfully adopted this approach in their vocational and higher education systems. Many other countries around the world, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe (Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, etc.) and even in Asia (China, South Korea, India, Philippines), have been inspired by this model of education which strongly encourages the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills by learners.
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