"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).
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.
As part of the education fair didacta, this year's patron, Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Prof. Dr. Marion Schick, awarded the German education media award "digita 2011" to nine laureates.
Every year, around 60,000 young people leave school without any qualifications. There is a further and growing number of young people who are not considered to be in possession of the necessary apprenticeship entry maturity and who are unable to access the labour market.
Dual courses of study are becoming increasingly popular: in 2010, the number of dual courses of study offered in Germany increased by 12.5 per cent. The rate of increase was more than triple that of the previous year.
According to Minister Annette Schavan, the results of the new education finance report are "an outstanding signal for the future of our country". The most import result of the report is that public education spending exceeds 100 billion euros for the first time in 2010. The total of 102.8 billion euros is almost 4 billion euros more than 2009.
According to the iMOVE Trend Barometer, the future prospects for the export of training services from Germany look bright. The survey is conducted annually among 100 top managers of German vocational education and training organisations and is the primary source of data regarding international activities of German training providers.