"The obsession with academia has subsided" - and now is especially the time when non-academic training needs strengthening. This is the view of educational theorist Julian Nida-Rümelin. Individual cooperative arrangements between vocational schools and universities already exist, but experts are calling for uniform regulation.
New OECD report on future-ready systems of adult education and training
The new OECD report "Getting Skills Right: Future-Ready Adult Learning Systems" uses a range of indicators to compare the situation in the countries investigated and identifies the key areas for reform in each country.
10 years of STEM vocational education and training
The COACHING4FUTURE programme is proof of just how creative people can be when working in the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For 10 years, young STEM experts at higher-level secondary schools across Baden-Württemberg have been inspiring others and generating enthusiasm for technical occupations and new technologies.
Anja Karliczek, Minister of Education, visits Ledder Workshops Centre
She wants to make 2019 the "Year of Vocational Education and Training". It is particularly important to Anja Karliczek is that skilled craft and university-based education and training are valued as equivalents.