SASE Sessions 2020 & 2021

At the 32nd annual conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) in 2020, Prof. Uschi Backes-Gellner (University of Zurich) and Prof. Dr. Christian Rupietta organized two conference sessions. The sessions had the theme "Hiring and Occupational Choice: Employers' and Employees' Perspectives on Skill Demand and Supply" and "Professional and Vocational Education and Training: Recent Challenges and Solutions at the Regional and National Level" and consisted of a total of 10 contributions. The Sessions included contributions from researchers from the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), ETH Zurich, the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Maastricht University, and the University of Zurich. The session followed the format of the conference and took place as online presentations with subsequent discussions.

In 2021 the annual conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics again took place as an online conference, and Prof. Dr. Uschi Backes-Gellner and Prof. Dr. Christian Rupietta contributed to the conference again by organizing of a conference session. The session “Recent Challenges for Continuing Education and Vocational Education and Training” combined 5 presentations. These challenges include the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic on the demand for apprentices and the content and provision of continuing training in the light of technological change and an ageing workforce. The session organizers will continue to contribute to the annual SASE meeting by organizing sessions in 2022.

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