17 November 2017

Weighing career prospects pays off for vocational education students

Vocational education students who carefully weighed the associated career prospects when choosing a degree programme were more likely to succeed on the labour market. They tend to find work more frequently, earn a higher hourly wage, are more likely to find higher-level work in their academic field, and they have greater job satisfaction. These were the results of a study conducted by the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University, which were described in the report 'How career information influences programme selection among vocational education students' published today.