Projects: VET

Feasibility Study: International Large-Scale Assessment for Vocational Education and Training (VET-LSA)

VET-LSA is a concept for an international comparative study of young adults competencies developed in vocational education and training. The purpose of VET-LSA is to investigate the ways in which young adults are prepared for the world of work in different vocational tracks in Europe. The aim of the survey is to provide insights into the strengths and weaknesses of VET-programmes in different occupational fields as an opportunity for different countries to learn from each other. VET-LSA will assess the level and distribution of young adults` vocational competencies in a coherent and consistent way in selected European countries.

For an international Large Scale Assessment of Vocational Education and Training (VET-LSA), a Feasibility Study with experts from all participating countries needs to be developed first to investigate whether a comparison in selected vocational areas is feasible and to agree on a basis for comparison

In the international project-consortium, equis Lorenz Lassnigg is the national scientific coordinator and responsible for the Austrian report. Mario Steiner is national expert of the Vocational field "Car Mechatronics" and Stefan Vogtenhuber is national expert of the Vocational field "Electrician (Craft)".

Participating countries are: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland


Project team

Lorenz Lassnigg, Mario Steiner, Stefan Vogtenhuber


08.2008–05.2009 (finished)




University of Goettingen (International Coordinator)



Project documentation

Feasibility Study VET-LSA PDF, 2.9 MB