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.
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).
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."
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.
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.
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.
"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.