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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Increase in the supply of training places

Positive trend in training market over past year

Ten percent more trainees

The Concerted Action for Nursing sets binding targets for care training in "Nursing Training Offensive".

Companies with modern technology use online training more often

Companies which have invested heavily in World of Work 4.0 technologies over the last five years are more likely to use e-learning for further training.

New OECD report on future-ready systems of adult education and training

The new OECD report "Getting Skills Right: Future-Ready Adult Learning Systems" uses a range of indicators to compare the situation in the countries investigated and identifies the key areas for reform in each country.

10 years of STEM vocational education and training

The COACHING4FUTURE programme is proof of just how creative people can be when working in the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For 10 years, young STEM experts at higher-level secondary schools across Baden-Württemberg have been inspiring others and generating enthusiasm for technical occupations and new technologies.

How Augsburg is helping in Kenya

A foundation is campaigning for high-quality training in Africa. Four teachers are now coming to Germany to receive training themselves.

Anja Karliczek, Minister of Education, visits Ledder Workshops Centre

She wants to make 2019 the "Year of Vocational Education and Training". It is particularly important to Anja Karliczek is that skilled craft and university-based education and training are valued as equivalents.

International iMOVE offices to meet in Bonn

In June 2019, iMOVE will once again host a 3-day staff meeting of the iMOVE offices in China and India as well as the contact point Iran at the iMOVE headquarters in Bonn.

30 trainees complete MAN vocational education and training

All of them start with a permanent contract for the future.

Vocational education and training: hot topic at the German-African Business Summit in Ghana

"If you want to go fast, walk alone - if you want to go far, walk together." This guiding principle was often heard at the German-African Business Summit in Accra, Ghana. The business summit took place from 11 to 13 February 2019. iMOVE participated in a discussion forum and promoted "Training – Made in Germany".

Parliament passes continuing vocational education and training act

The German Federal Parliament has passed the Qualification Opportunities Act with a large majority.

Opportunities for trainees in the Far East

A delegation accompanying Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, a minister from the Malaysian state of Sarawak in Southeast Asia, recently visited the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) East Brandenburg in order to sign off an exchange programme for trainees.