The Swiss Vocational and Professional Education and Trainint system (VPET) enables young people to enter the labour market and ensures that there are enough skilled workers and managers in the future. It has a high labour market
relevance and is an integral part of the education system. The VPET system is divided into two sectors: upper-secondary level vocational education and training (VET) and tertiary-level professional education.
Typically, VET and professional education are very fl exible: learners may pursue more advanced education and training opportunities, switch from vocational/professional pathways to general education/university pathways and later change the course of their working lives with relative ease. Continuing education and training (CET) options are also available at all levels.
[Source: Februar 2017, https://www.sbfi.admin.ch]
A selection of life sciences professions are provided below: