News about VET from Germany

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Ten facts about skilled crafts

The skilled crafts are the number one trainee instructor in Germany - and always looking for talent. Ten facts you should know.

Promoting dual vocational training worldwide

Many countries are looking to the German model as an effective means of combating youth unemployment.

Heidelberg training program lauded in Germany

Of the 4,000 companies surveyed across all sectors and regions, Heidelberg's training program was rated among the best.

How Spain seeks to prop up its young and desperate generation

A grave lack of state support programs has driven many young Spaniards to despair in recent years, which were marked by multiple economic crises. As students are suffering the most, efforts are underway to help them.

Skilled workers shortage in mechanical engineering worsens once again

The majority of companies in mechanical and plant engineering are again planning personnel increases. The situation is improved for young trainees as the offer of training and dual degrees is to be expanded. By contrast, companies are threatened by staff shortages which may end up restricting innovation.

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"Summer of vocational education and training" promotes the successful dual training model

From June to October 2021, partners involved in the Alliance for Initial and Continuing Training are promoting dual training. The goal is for as many young people as possible to be able to start their career in a company despite coronavirus.

Skilled workers of tomorrow: Federal Minister of Education and Research visits the vehicle academy

Over 700 skilled trades people each year complete continuing vocational education and training with the Lower Franconia Chamber of Crafts and Trades as master craftspersons or certified business economists under the Crafts and Trades Regulation Code. 

Digitalisation finds its way into the cockpit

Vehicle interior mechanic: a new training regulation for the automotive industry