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Case Management Vocational Training

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
Case Management Vocational Training is a procedure offering different measures to young people who show a serious risk of not being integrated into the labour market. It aims at identifying as early as possible young adults who are at risk or who face social or learning difficulties and support them in their transition from school to vocational training. As a new form of inter-agency collaboration, it also aims to find cross-cutting solutions. / This program is a measure to attain the objective of raising the number of young adults holding an upper secondary education degree from 90% to 95%, jointly agreed by the confederation, the cantons and the organizations of the world of work.
Target group
Policy Field
  • social
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
2008-2011: implementation phase (totally financed by the federal government). 2012-2015:consolidation phase (financed by the federal government and the cantons together). The aim is however to institutionalize the program in the cantons.
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Budgets: 20 million CHF - 16,45 million Euros for the implementation phase paid only by the federal government. 15,5 million CHF - 12,75 million Euros - for the consolidation phase by the government plus the same amount paid by the cantons (only for this phase).
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: unknown
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The program aims at supporting youth facing difficulties during the transition from school to work and facilitate it in order to help their labour market integration and prevent their exclusion. The general strategy is to promptly detect youth facing such problems in order to support them from an early stage through individualized measures aiming at their school to work transition.
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
moderate programmatic change: through the program youth facing difficulties during the transition from school to work will be detected and supported from an early stage in order to smooth the transition and limit the risk of labour market exclusion.
Type of innovation
  • new form of partnership or cooperation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • job guidance, coaching and/or counselling
Clarification of intended mechanisms, outputs and outcomes (optional)
New form of cooperation between schools, vocational guidance services, social assistance and unemployment insurance. / / In 2010 the objective has almost been achieved for youth born in Switzerland, but not for youth who have not entirely followed the education system in Switzerland, as numerous of these yong people did not achieve an upper secondary education diploma. Hence, a special focus was put on youth with migration background.
Intended target group
Young people between 13 and 24 years, facing difficulties in their school to work transition.
Working age population
  • care responsibilities (care for children [0-16/16+], for elderly or other family members)
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body (cantonal vocational guidance services, social assistance and unemployment insurance.)
  • central state
Clarification of the role of various actors
The program is encouraged by the confederation, which supports the initial phases, however it is implemented on a cantonal basis since the beginning.
Intended output
  • job guidance, coaching and counselling
Intended and unintended outcomes
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
Smoothing the school to work transition decreases the risk of labour market exclusion of youth facing difficulties, helping them accessing vocational training.
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