Philippines: "In the end, it all boils down to standards and professionalization."
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the 40th anniversary of official relations between ASEAN and the European Union. The countries in Southeast Asia are confronted with similar challenges in the education sector, even though their economic development levels may differ. Melita S. Sta. Maria-Thomeczek, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Philippines to the Federal Republic of Germany, describes the current situation and the perspectives of vocational training in the Philippines.
High-ranking delegates from Ethiopia visit the Odenwald district on a VET fact-finding mission
A group of senior representatives of the Ethiopian educational system spent two days finding out about the vocational education and training (VET) system in the Odenwald district of Hesse. Everyone agreed that the area was a destination well worth visiting for a study trip.
Although large numbers of young people in Bavaria began their vocational education and training a few days ago, two members of the Federal State Parliament have pointed out that the number of vacant training places is expected to be well over 15,000. Now Alfred Sauter and Dr. Hans Reichhart are both seeking to take effective counteraction.
Strengthening pedagogical training of training staff
The two-day conference held on 4 and 5 September 2017 with international experts from ministries, institutions and VET practice focused on pilot projects for the pedagogical continuing training of training personnel in companies from Portugal, Italy and Greece.