Lifelong learning is now the key principle for the organisation of learning in Sweden, including both formal, non-formal and informal learning. The main forms of CVET are advanced vocational education and training (Kvalificered yrkesutbildning - www.ky.se). Some of the programmes through supplementary education (kompletterande utbildning), post secondary training (påbyggnadsutbildning), folk high schools and through bipartite sectoral training boards (apprenticeship-like programmes). CVET is typically restricted to adults (i.e. those 19 or over) as the main IVET programmes are in the upper secondary vocationally-oriented programmes. However, although there are clear links, or pathways, between IVET and higher education, links between IVET and CVET are less established with many temporary or ad hoc CVET programmes designed to respond to industry skill needs.
The main authorities involved with training for unemployed people and others vulnerable to exclusion in the labour market are the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen), the National Agency for Education (Skolverket) and the National Agency for Advanced Vocational Education and Training (Myndigheten för kvalificerad yrkesutbildning).
In Sweden staff training (personalutbildning) that is registered in statistics is formal or non-formal, teacher/trainer-controlled staff training paid by the employer. Two-thirds of this training is organised in the company or at the workplace, and it involves an internal or external teacher or trainer. It can, however, also be arranged by external providers such as higher education institutions, educational associations or private training companies.
As in many other countries, the focus in Sweden has shifted in recent years from education and training to individual learning in line with the concept lifelong and lifewide learning. Many municipalities have established special learning centres within the framework of municipal adult education (Komvux), in community centres or in libraries. Here learning is provided and supported in various subject areas at the initiative of the individual. Unfortunately, there are no data indicating the share of formal, non-formal and informal learning pursued by adults that is CVET.
Myndigheten för kvalificerad yrkesutbildning Livslångt lärande är nu den viktigaste principen för organisationen av lärande i Sverige, både formellt, icke-formellt och informellt lärande. De viktigaste formerna av CVET är avancerad yrkesutbildning (Kvalificered yrkesutbildning - www.ky.se). Några av de program genom kompletterande utbildning (Kompletterande utbildning), efter utbildning (påbyggnadsutbildning), folkhögskolor och genom ömsesidig sektorsinriktade utbildning anslagstavlor (lärlings-liknande program). CVET är vanligtvis begränsad till vuxna (dvs 19 eller äldre) som IVET viktigaste program i gymnasieskolan yrkesinriktade inriktade program. Men även om det finns tydliga kopplingar eller spridningsvägar mellan IVET och högre utbildning, och kopplingar mellan IVET CVET är mindre etablerat med många tillfälliga eller ad hoc CVET program utformat för att möta industrins kompetensbehov.