Education – Facts and Figures

In Switzerland the 26 cantons are responsible for compulsory education, whereas the cantons and the Confederation share responsibilities for continuing education (vocational training, upper-secondary schooling, universities and professional education and training).

Vocational Education and Training

The Swiss VET (vocational education and training) system enables young people to enter the labour market and ensures that there are enough qualified workers and managers in the future. The VET sector is closely correlated with the labour market and is an integral part of the education system.