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 strengthening the transfer of dual training abroad

Go-ahead for setting up a new BMBF-funded master's course for international vocational education and training experts at the Technical University of Munich.

Considering people with disability in vocational education and training

In the view of the federal government and federal state commissioners for persons with disabilities, people with disability are often overlooked in VET.

Consequences of the coronavirus crisis: One in ten companies intend to provide less training

A survey by the Institute for Employment Research shows that companies are scaling back their training commitment due to uncertain business expectations. The federal government is seeking to counteract this with new assistance.

Bavaria and Tunesia seek closer cooperation

Melanie Huml, Bavaria's Minister of State for International Affairs and Ali Kooli, Tunisia's Minister of Economy, Finance and Investment, signed an action plan for cooperation between Bavaria and Tunisia.

Vocational education and training must be part of economic policy

The Association of Catholic Entrepreneurs (BKU) is calling for significant reinforcement of vocational education and training (VET) to benefit the economy and society.

Continuing Education and Training in Germany

Germany has a strong skill development system. The country's 15‑year‑old students performed above the OECD average in the last (2018) edition of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), continuing a trend of significant improvement since PISA's first edition in 2000.

German-Greek debate on vocational education and training reform

The German-Greek collaboration in vocational education and training has a "solid foundation" and is conducted "on equal terms for the benefit of both countries".

Germany boosts incentives for companies offering vocational training

Germany will increase incentives for firms offering vocational training by 700 million euros ($830 million) as the COVID-19 pandemic undermines efforts to reduce shortages of skilled labour in Europe's largest economy, officials said.

Making dual education and training easier

A great honour for the young academics – yet concerns about the high drop-out rates in science subjects.