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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Innovation projects at risk

Almost half of companies with an innovation focus are complaining of staff shortages. In particular, there is a lack of skilled workers with VET in the production and IT sectors. This threatens capacity for innovation. Policy-makers and business must take measures to counteract this. 

Federal state government is supporting all master craftsman qualifications with a €1000 continuing training grant

From July onwards all master craftsman qualifications will receive €1,000 in financial support.

Continuing education for the master's in periodontology – even in times of crisis

The periodontology master's course has been reliant on a digital concept for more than 15 years. 

Companies continue to offer training positions

A survey by the Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce involving 712 training companies from the chamber district, including the district of Oberberg, has shown that companies in the region are continuing to support company-based training despite the coronavirus crisis.

iMOVE contact point in India: meet the new senior advisor

Since October 2020, Elke Carolin Demtschueck has been supporting the iMOVE contact point in India as a senior expert specialising in the Indian education and training market. Read her message to German training exporters.

German Trade Union Federatition country report: structures and challenges for VET in the USA

German Trade Union Federation publishes report on "VET in the USA: structures and challenges from a trade union perspective" which is now available free-of-charge in the BIBB's VET Repository in German and English. The publication was discussed in February 2020 with the US delegation from the state of Wisconsin.

Occupations in logistics: behind the scenes

Loubna Gilani started her career as a trainee. A story of how curiosity and passion become a career.

"Financial Times" celebrates Germany

The British want to develop a "world-class" training system in line with the German model.

Environment education project in vocational schools run by LBV launched for fourth time

Supporting a sustainable future – because today we care!

Karliczek: Especially during the crisis, VET secures our economic power

Federal Ministry of Education launches information campaign to strengthen vocational education and training

Dual training attractive even during pandemic

The new training year is commencing — during the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, despite this challenging period for companies and for trainees, dual training remains attractive. What is the current situation in the training market? Is it still worth applying? 

Karliczek: digitalisation and sustainability programme compulsory in future for trainees

Federal government, federal states, employers and trade unions adopt joint minimum standards for all training occupations