News about VET from Germany

We provide the latest news about vocational training from Germany and international collaboration with German partners.

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Pandemic accelerates digital transformation in continuing education and training

Wuppertaler Kreis e. V. is an association of the leading continuing education and training providers in the economy. Midway through the year it regularly publishes its trend study on company-based continuing education and training. 

Germany's response measures to the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven governments around the world to take decisive action for health protection of their population, economic stimulus packages and reorganisation of public services, for example in education or social security systems. Germany has also taken extensive measures to strengthen its Dual VET system. 

BIBB: Freight forwarding clerks among the top 20 dual study courses

According to the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training's database "AusbildungPlus", 47 dual courses can currently be combined with the training occupation.

Karliczek: We are investing in modern training

New digitalisation funding of €16 million for inter-company vocational training centres

Boost for vocational education and training in Europe

On 1 July 2020, at the start of Germany's presidency of the EU Council, the EU Commission proposed a council recommendation to support vocational training and continuing education. The proposals are intended to strengthen vocational education and training in Europe.

Digital transformation: online continuing education and training for skilled workers and management

The digital transformation is posing new challenges for skilled workers and managers in terms of corporate governance. The Professional School of the Leuphana University Lüneburg is using an online certificate course to provide the opportunity of training for these duties alongside a career. 

Innovative training format from Hamburg impresses jury

Hamburg has excelled in the federal competition "Shaping the future – innovations for excellent vocational education and training (InnoVET)". The contribution of the Hamburg Institute for Vocational Education and Training (HIBB) is among the 17 projects selected in the InnoVET competition run by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. 

Teachers in adult and continuing education and training - employment conditions, qualifications, skills

The teaching staff involved in continuing education and training are the key factor in ensuring that adult and continuing education and training can be delivered to a good standard and that participants, institutions and clients are able to achieve their goals.

Designing transitions for laboratory occupations from vocational and academic education and training

The joint project entitled "Clou future cluster - innovative vocational education and training" is among 17 selected for support in the federal project "Shaping the future – innovations for excellence in vocational education and training (InnoVET)". 

Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports excellent continuing VET concept

"LBT Forward" is one of 17 projects to have successfully made it through the national innovation competition

How VET throughout Germany is to be changed from Ulm

The Ulm Chamber of Crafts and Trades impressed the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with an exceptional training concept – and it was accepted. As a result,  funding worth millions is on its way to Ulm.

Karliczek: We are shaping local futures with education and training

The Federal Ministry of Education is providing immediate support to municipalities in their work on education and training with two innovative projects.