Glossary of Vocational and Professional Education and Training

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Glossary of Vocational and Professional
Education and Training Terms
1st edition 2014 reviewed and supplemented
© 2014 SDBB, Bern. All rights reserved.


Swiss Service Centre for Vocational Education and Training |
Vocational, Educational and Career Guidance (SDBB), Bern

Completed in collaboration with

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation
(SERI), Bern
Swiss Conference of VET Offices (SBBK), Bern

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Peter Knutti, SDBB

Editorial staff

Anna Allenbach, Divisione della formazione
professionale, Breganzona
Josette Falllet, Neuchâtel
Michel Fior, SERI
Peter Knutti, SDBB
Susanna Oppliger, Mittelschul- und Berufsbildungsamt,
Barbara Studer,
English version:
Office pour l'orientation, la formation
professionnelle et continue, Projet CFC
bilingue français-anglais, (Grégoire Evéquoz)
Federal Chancellery, Central Language
Services, Terminology Section (Randall Jones)

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Specialised SBBK commission vocational
and professional education and training
Gabriel Brodmann, BS; Chester Romanutti,
SDBB; Jean-Pierre Delacrétaz, VD; Michel
Etienne, NE; Paul Jud, SZ; Toni Messner,
SERI; J.-P. Mini, TI; Susann Schläppi, SBBK;
Marcel Steffen, ZH; Peter Suter, BE; Daniel Wyss, GR

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