Industry responds to skilled worker shortage with in-house training
The international shortage of skilled workers is hampering German exports and investment abroad. In Germany, the economy is actively engaged in responding to this shortage. It is involved in training qualified employees in their companies and is benefiting from this in numerous ways. The establishment and expansion of training structures across the world means that the group of those benefiting can be significantly expanded. To support this, German industry and international stakeholders are able to draw upon collaboration with the German education and training industry and its network platform iMOVE.
Germany: digitisation in inter-company vocational training and competence centres
Demands in technical equipment for inter-company vocational training centres (ÜBS) have been increasing due to rapidly increasing requirements in digitisation and the technical changes in work processes of training occupations.
In Germany, 5.3 per cent of all initial Vocational Education and Training graduates in 2017 had some mobility experience during their training. This is one key result of a research study called "Transnational Mobility in Initial Vocational Education and Training in 2017", published by the National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme at the Federal Institute for Vcational Education and Training (NA at the BIBB).
How many people are in gainful employment and where do they work? Here are some key facts, and a surprising number relating to the "industrious Germans". Around 5.5 million people in Germany work in the skilled crafts sector.
Weiherhammer/China: German training model for China
In Shanghai, 300 employees are to be trained in the metalworking and electrical sector in accordance with the proven model of German dual vocational education and training - this is the aim of BHS Corrugated Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH at its Chinese production site.
Assmann Büromöbel recognised for its vocational education and training
Training with distinction: The office furniture company Assmann Büromöbel in Berlin has been awarded the Hermann-Schmidt prize for outstanding performance in vocational education and training. "Securing future talent and career development through vocational education and training" was the theme of the annual competition of the "Innovative Vocational Education and Training" association.