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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Farmer's Association updates online VET portal

Important contribution to the quality of agricultural vocational education and training

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange funds USA stay for young craftsmen and women

Gaining vocational experience abroad

DIHK: More continuing education for climate issues

According to information from the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), the issues of climate protection and sustainability are becoming increasingly important in initial and continuing education and training.

Coalition agrees to more funding for vocational education and training

The traffic light coalition has agreed to pay more money to medium-sized companies for training and continuing education. The rapporteurs on the Budget Committee of the German Bundestag have agreed to this.

COVID-19 had significant impact on education financing

The 2022 Education Finance Watch (EFW) was published in July at the Transforming Education pre-Summit.

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.