This month, the Center on International Education Benchmarking (CIEB) presents Keys to a Successful Vocational Education and Training System, an infographic for policymakers, practitioners and researchers. The infographic shows the organizing principles and practices that distinguish the systems that are most effectively and efficiently preparing vocational education students for post-secondary education and careers.


This infographic is the result of over 25 years of research into the world’s top performing vocational education systems, including interviews with policymakers and thought leaders and benchmarking visits to vocational schools and programs. In particular, it summarizes some of the most salient findings from CIEB’s most recent studies of top performing vocational education systems. Readers interested in learning more about how specific countries are translating these principles into practice should download these recent publications: