News about VET from Germany

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Associations present 5-point plan to address shortage of skilled workers

At a press conference, four central German associations together with IG Metall have defined five steps policymakers can take to contend with the shortage of skilled workers. Their demands include an emergency programme.

German Trade Union Confederation Congress - right to continuing education for all

Delegates at the 22nd Ordinary German Trade Union (DGB) Federal Congress have called for fundamental reform of continuing education and training in Germany including a right to continuing education and training.

WorldSkills Africa Swakopmund 2022 concludes in Namibia

The competition's success is a milestone in the development of skills training across Africa.

EU focuses on professional qualifications to support the green transition

No time to lose – The European labour market is also being affected by the green and digital transition. The European Commission has therefore developed a series of programmes to equip European Union citizens for the challenges of the future labour market.

Time for a check-up

Training for qualified dental employees updated

European Battery Academy: 10 million euros for the retraining of industry specialists

By 2025, the newly founded European Battery Alliance Academy will provide initial training, retraining and further training for around 800,000 skilled workers to meet the demand for qualified personnel in the rapidly growing European battery value chain.

Ten years of the Recognition Act – an opportunity for integration and for ensuring the supply of skilled workers

Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) launches initiative "Recognition Days" to mark anniversary.

Dallmayr Academy & DHA

Tearista and barista continuing education 

Leipzig University Hospital establishes academy for vocational training

Leipzig University Hospital (UKL) has merged its vocational training and continuing education activities under one roof by establishing an academy for vocational training.