Structural and content transformation of the vocational training system in Hungary after 2010
Farkas É (2018). Structural and content transformation of the vocational training system in Hungary after 2010. In: Mafalda, Carmo – Mafalda, Carmo (szerk.) Education and New Developments 2018 Lisbon, Portugal: InScience Press, (2018) pp. 65-69.
It was a priority in the programme of the government, which took office in 2010 (and has been in power ever since), to transfer the vocational training system and to introduce a dual vocational training system in order to create competitive vocational education and training. The reasoning behind this was understandable and generally known: the lack of well-trained workforce was one of the major obstacles in the way of the establishment of large foreign companies and also the development of domestic small and medium-sized businesses in Hungary. A significant milestone during the transformation process starting in 2010 was the adoption of Act CLXXXVII of 2011 on vocational training, which entered into force on 1 January 2012, and which created new ground for, and transferred the vocational training system that functioned earlier. In my study the interventions in vocational education and training policy performed after 2010 and the process and results of the transformation of the vocational training system with special regard to the features of dual vocational training will be introduced and analysed through the major milestones.