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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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.

Qualifications for Future – climate change as an occupation

Off to a sustainable start with dual training occupations 

"I view the world in a different way"

33-year-old Marcel Kunze from Derne, Germany, has been deaf since birth. He is only able to work with the help of a hearing prosthesis. He had actually wanted to retrain as a train driver but it all turned out differently.

When supported, part-time training produces successful outcomes

Part-time training is also an option but is rarely used. The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) has taken a look at the structures and developments. 

Refugees in Essen learn how wind power works

In the "Empower refugees" project, refugees have completed their training at the KWS PowerTech Training Center. Employment prospects are good. 

Parents have a key role to play in the choice of occupation

The career fair "parentum online" is directed at young people looking for a training position or a university place. Parents however are encouraged to accompany them as they make their way around the virtual fair.

Job and university in one - dual study courses provide this

Does combining a job and studying on a dual study course lead to too much stress, or is it the perfect start in the world of work? The model offers plenty of benefits for students and those setting out on their careers.

Trends and prospects for continuing education in the National Report on Education 2020

The current issue of the National Report on Education “Education in Germany 2020” was presented at a press conference in Berlin

Siemens, BMZ, and MSDE launch IGnITE to promote industry relevant technical education

Indo-German Initiative for Technical Education (IGnITE) is an initiative aimed at promoting industry relevant high-quality training and technical education.

Dual study courses continue upwards trend

BIBB presents evaluation of the "AusbildungPlus" database

Bade: "Greater innovation in vocational education and training"

InnoVET jury proposes chamber of crafts and trades project to promote excellence in vocational education and training

VET Alliance discusses implementation of the federal programme "Safeguard vocational training places"

The cabinet has approved the key elements of the federal programme "Safeguard vocational training places" and in doing so is acting on the agreement of the Alliance for Initial and Continuing Education and Training of 26 May 2020.