Education and Training

The broad field of education and training includes initial education, classical apprenticeship training, supplementary education (in the context of education and training until the age of 18 such as inter-enterprise apprenticeship training), tertiary education and (vocational) lifelong training.

Within this field, research activities of L&R Social Research focus on vocational aspects of education and training as well as the integration of youth and young adults into the labour market upon graduation.

Additional topics included in this research area are:

  • evaluation of approaches in compensating disadvantages in the labour market incurred by specific groups via training and education
  • operational qualification needs of employers and enterprise perspectives
  • effects of funding programmes concerning specific qualifications on participant careers
  • changes in requirements regarding qualification and training in the context of digitalisation

Besides evaluating programmes and exploring training needs, L&R Social Research creates different development and consulting projects such as the development of Labour Foundations.

Recent Projects on this topic
Industry Spotlight on Educational Offers of Austrian Standards
Overview of Support Services for Skilled Workers in Vienna
Smombie ("Smartphone Zombie) in the Fake News Bubble? Digital Participation and Critical Media Competence of (Educationally) Disadvantaged Young People
DigiTyps - De-stereotyping of Job Profiles and Training Concepts in the Digital Transformation
The 'Digi-Winner' Promotion and Perspectives of the Continuing Education Market in Vienna
DIGI-O: Offensive for New Work through Digitization in the Austrian-Hungarian Border Region
Establishment of a Competence Centre for Social Innovation
Login Instead of Logout - Focus on Mature Workforce and Digitalisation
Evaluation of the Employment Careers of Female FiT Graduates ("Women in Crafts and Technology") in Austria
Accompanying Evaluation U25 - Viennese Youth Support
Evaluation of the Counselling and Care Facilities in Burgenland
Education Location Southwest Styria: Regional Optimization of the Job Orientation Process
ResilianceWorks - Measures to Prevent Radicalization and Increase the Resilience of Young People in Programs for Labour Market Integration
EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) - People and Skills
Company Survey as part of the "DigiUP4.0" Project
The EU Mutual Learning Programme in Gender Equality on Artificial Intelligence and Gender Biases in Recruitment and Selection Processes
Equal opportunities for women with disabilities on the labour market. Obstacles - Challenges - Solutions
Completed Projects
Evaluation of the Contact Points for People with Qualifications Gained Abroad during the Period 2017-2020
Lecture at the 7th Vocational Training Research Conference (BBFK) on the Topic of Digitalisation from a Gender Perspective
Follow-up Evaluation of the 'Promotion 2.0' - VHS Learning Support at Schools of Vienna
Evaluation of the grant for skilled employees
Evaluation of the Project 'Individual Study Support for Students with Impairments' (ISU)