Vocational education and training

Education is an important political tool for achieving high participation in working life and society, and publicly funded education is a core element in the Nordic welfare and working life model. In Norway, the right to free upper secondary education has contributed to almost all young people going straight from compulsory education to upper secondary education. About half of the students start a vocational education.

The Norwegian VET model stands out in an international context. The model is based on the classic apprenticeship tradition, where employers are responsible for a large part of the training. The social partners have an influence on the content of education through established structures for tripartite cooperation. At the same time, public authorities have more responsibility than is common in countries with a more traditional vocational training model, such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Vocational education and training has been an important field of research at Fafo since the early 1990s. The research topics include the status of tripartite cooperation in VET, the potential for increasing the number of apprenticeships, the labor market for newly qualified skilled workers, and prerequisites for the establishment of new occupations within the VET system. Nord-VET was a comparative Nordic research project where the purpose was to investigate strengths and weaknesses in vocational education in four Nordic countries. Currently, Fafo is leading an international research project, Moving trades. In this project, we investigate how increased labor migration after the EU enlargement affects employers' incentives to take in apprentices and recruit skilled labor.

Vocational education and training - VET

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Rolf K. Andersen, Mathilde Bjørnset og Jon Rogstad
Fafo-rapport 2019:09
Mathilde Bjørnset
Fafo-notat 2019:08
Rolf K. Andersen, Asgeir Skålholt og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-notat 2019:10
Fafo-rapport 2019:07
Mathilde Bjørnset, Håkon Høst, Torgeir Nyen, Kaja Reegård og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-rapport 2018:42
Mona Bråten og Bård Jordfald
Fafo-rapport 2018:25
Johan Røed Steen, Johannes Oldervoll, Mikkel Myhre Walbækken og Rolf Røtnes
Fafo-rapport 2018:14
Ragnhild Steen Jensen og Nina K. Lidahl
Fafo-notat 2018:10
Håkon Høst, Torgeir Nyen, Kaja Reegård og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-notat 2018:01
Fafo-notat 2017:08
Silje Andresen, Mathilde Bjørnset, Kaja Reegård og Jon Rogstad
Fafo-rapport 2017:33
Tove Mogstad Aspøy, Sol Skinnarland og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-rapport 2017:11
Mona Bråten og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-rapport 2017:01
Silje Andresen, Håkon Høst, Torgeir Nyen, Johannes Oldervoll og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-notat 2016:18
Tove Mogstad Aspøy og Torgeir Nyen
Fafo-rapport 2016:37
Torgeir Nyen og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-notat 2016:20
Rolf K. Andersen og Silje Andresen
Fafo-rapport 2016:31
Bernt Bratsberg, Torgeir Nyen og Oddbjørn Raaum
Fafo-notat 2016:11
Silje Andresen, Kaja Reegård og Jon Rogstad
Fafo-notat 2016:15
Fafo-rapport 2016:09
Anna Hagen Tønder og Sol Skinnarland
Fafo-rapport 2016:10
Anna Hagen Tønder, Tove Mogstad Aspøy og Kaja Reegård
Fafo-notat 2015:05
Håkon Høst, Torgeir Nyen, Kaja Reegård, Idunn Seland og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-notat 2015:12
Tove Mogstad Aspøy og Torgeir Nyen
Fafo-notat 2014:12
Tove Mogstad Aspøy og Torgeir Nyen
Fafo-rapport 2015:46
Tove Mogstad Aspøy og Torgeir Nyen
Fafo-notat 2015:02
Mona Bråten og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-notat 2014:10
Svein Erik Moen, Ole Johnny Olsen, Asgeir Skålholt og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-rapport 2014:36
Asgeir Skålholt, Håkon Høst, Torgeir Nyen og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-rapport 2013:05
Anne Inga Hilsen, Torgeir Nyen og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-rapport 2012:61
Torgeir Nyen og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-rapport 2012:47
Trine Deichman-Sørensen, Ole Johnny Olsen, Asgeir Skålholt og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-rapport 2012:36
Torgeir Nyen, Kaja Reegård og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-rapport 2011:36
Torgeir Nyen, Terje Næss, Asgeir Skålholt og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-rapport 2011:28
Trine Deichman-Sørensen, Håkon Høst, Svein Michelsen, Hæge Nore, Ole Johnny Olsen og Anna Hagen Tønder
Fafo-rapport 2011:11
Anna Hagen og Torgeir Nyen
Fafo-rapport 2010:41
Anna Hagen, Marjan Nadim og Torgeir Nyen
Fafo-rapport 2010:12
Gudmund Hernes
Fafo-rapport 2010:03
Fafo-notat 2010:23
Anna Hagen, Marjan Nadim og Torgeir Nyen
Fafo-rapport 2008:29
Marianne Dæhlen, Anna Hagen og Dagfinn Hertzberg
Fafo-notat 2008:27
Marjan Nadim og Anna Hagen
Fafo-rapport 2007:35
Fafo-rapport 540
Sigmund Aslesen
Fafo-notat 2003:15
Fafo-notat 2003:09
Anna Hagen og Elin Svensen
Fafo-rapport 394
Anna Hagen, Elin Svensen og Kari Folkenborg
Fafo-rapport 388
Anna Hagen, Jorunn S. Borgen, Leif E. Moland
Fafo-rapport 383
Kari Folkenborg og Torgeir Nyen
Fafo-rapport 382
Fafo-notat 2002:14
Sveinung Skule og Bjørn Andersen
Fafo-rapport 363
Tina Østberg
Fafo-rapport 326
Sigmund Aslesen og Ove Langeland
Fafo-notat 2000:18
Fafo-notat 2000:11
Fafo-rapport 265
Jens B. Grøgaard, Tove Midtsundstad og Marit Egge
Fafo-rapport 263
Marit Egge
Fafo-rapport 259
Lisbet Berg
Fafo-rapport 258
Eifred Markussen
Fafo-notat 1998:14
Fafo-rapport 209
Eifred Markussen
Fafo-notat 1995:14
Fafo-rapport 172
Thore K. Karlsen og Hanne Bogen
Fafo-notat 1994:09
Jens B. Grøgaard
Fafo-rapport 146
Thore K. Karlsen
Fafo-rapport 115

Bernt Bratsberg, Torgeir Nyen & Oddbjørn Raaum

Economic returns to adult vocational qualifications

Journal of Education and Work

Tove Mogstad Aspøy

Job quality through upskilling?
The case of the cleaning industry in the collective system of Norway

Journal of Education and Work

Bernt Bratsberg, Torgeir Nyen & Oddbjørn Raaum

Adult Vocational Qualifications Reduce the Social Gradient in Education

Social Inclusion

Daniel Persson Thunqvist, Anna Hagen Tønder, Kaja Reegård

A tale of two reforms: Institutional change in vocational education and training in Norway and Sweden in the 1990s

European Educational Research Journal

Anna Hagen Tønder & Tove Mogstad Aspøy

When Work Comes First: Young Adults in Vocational Education and Training in Norway

International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training

Bernt Bratsberg, Torgeir Nyen og Oddbjørn Raaum

Fagbrev i voksen alder

Lars J. Kirkebøen, Gaute Eielsen, Marte Rønning, Susann Strømsvåg, Silje Andresen, Kaja Reegård, Jon Rogstad, Jan Erik Berge og Lena Lindenskov

Matematikkdidaktisk etterutdanning av lærere og målrettet strukturert matematikkundervisning ved overgang til 8. trinn og VG1
Foreløpig beskrivelse av utforming og gjennomføring av tiltak

Torgeir Nyen og Anna Hagen Tønder

Yrkesfagene under press
Karen Evelyn Hauge, Frischsenteret
End of project: 2020
Current projects

Project manager: Anna Hagen Tønder
End of project: 2021
Current projects

Project manager: Anna Hagen Tønder
End of project: 2020
Current projects

Project manager: Torgeir Nyen
End of project: 2021
Current projects

Project manager: Anna Hagen Tønder
End of project: 2020
Current projects

Project manager: Jon Rogstad
End of project: 2020
Current projects

Project manager: Jon Rogstad
End of project: 2020
Current projects

Project manager: Jon Rogstad
End of project: 2021
Current projects

Project manager: Johan Røed Steen
End of project: 2019
Completed projects
Kaja Reegård
End of project: 2019
Completed projects

Project manager: Torgeir Nyen
End of project: 2017
Completed projects

Project manager: Ragnhild Steen Jensen
End of project: 2018
Completed projects
End of project: 2017
Completed projects

Project manager: Anna Hagen Tønder
End of project: 2016
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Mogstad Aspøy
End of project: 2015
Completed projects

Project manager: Torgeir Nyen
End of project: 2018
Completed projects
End of project: 2016
Completed projects
End of project: 2015
Completed projects

Project manager: Anna Hagen Tønder Jon Rogstad
End of project: 2016
Completed projects

Project manager: Anna Hagen Tønder
End of project: 2015
Completed projects