News about VET from Germany

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Students get acquainted with job opportunities

Edeka is Germany's biggest training provider with 16,000 trainees in 30 different jobs. Boys and girls from a local high school had the opportunity to take part in an information event at the Erkrath branch store.

Career choice: practical experience and the internet play the biggest role for young people

Practical experience and the internet come first when young people plan their future careers. More than three quarters of the trainees questioned by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) considered an internship the best possibility to gather information about an occupation - followed by the internet (64 per cent) and visits to a firm or factory (48 per cent).

Situation on the training market has further improved

According to a joint press release by trade associations, the federal ministries, the standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and the Federal Employment Agency, "the situation of the training market has further improved in 2010."

E-Learning in prison

Ten years ago scientists from the TZI - Center for Computing and Communication Technologies in Bremen started to develop two web-based learning platforms for convicts. The goal is to prepare inmates for the time after their imprisonment.

New media jobs in a digitalised world

Technical innovation develops at a rapid pace and new methods and new products constantly enter the market. It is therefore necessary to meet the new requirements for jobs and activities and to adjust accordingly.

Next generation of German trainees with outstanding results at the EuroSkills competition

More than 460 young European trainees and professionals, in the age group from 18 to 25 years, competed against each other in 50 different vocational disciplines. The competition for European titles and best rankings was held for three days in Lisbon, Portugal, from the 9th to 12th December, 2010.

Alliance for Education

The main objective of this alliance is to start a widely accepted social initiative to improve educational opportunities for children.

Girls choose technology

"Girls choose technology" is a project carried out by the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It supports schools in inspiring girls to choose so-called "MINT" subjects in school (MINT stands for mathematics, computer sciences, natural sciences and technology).

IST-Studieninstitut is official educational partner of Fortuna Dusseldorf

Fortuna Dusseldorf, a football club in the 2nd division of the German football league, will cooperate from now on with the IST-Studieninstitut in order to offer its staff members and football players opportunities of vocational qualification in the sports industry.