News about VET from Germany

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Schavan opens German-Brazilian Year of Science, Technology and Innovation

"New collaborations strengthen innovation and growth", said Annette Schavan, German Federal Minister of Education and Research, after having opened the German-Brazilian Year of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Germany modernises job outlines for 11 professions

Responding to the economic demand for qualified skilled labour, the German Employers' Organisation for Vocational and Further Training announced the modernisation of 11 recognised occupations in 2010/2011.

From vocational training to employment: School-leaving qualification and training sector are decisive factors

The smooth transition from vocational training to employment is a crucial prerequisite for successful job careers. A current analysis by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) shows that not only the level of the school-leaving qualification but also the choice of the training sector has a strong influence on the chances of a fully-fledged employment.

More than GPS and mapreading

German vocational training features new jobs in the geographical information technology sector.

"Germany’s best employers" - Minister von der Leyen highlights importance of continuing education

"Good employers offer good career prospects," said Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, after Germany's 100 best employers were awarded under her patronage.

German city of Nettersheim and Ivorian city of Mankono to launch TVET cooperation project

A cooperation project between the Ivorian city of Mankono and the German city of Nettersheim will provide technical vocational education and training (TVET) for 50 young Ivorians.

Continuing-education grant takes effect: German demand for further training increases

"The demand for further education fortunately increases," said Federal Minister Annette Schavan when the German government issued the 10,000th continuing-education grant voucher.

Import/export focus puts Germany on top

Germany's "comprehensive" support for students studying abroad puts it on top of a new index for promoting international higher education, in which it outranks the UK and the US.

New publication: Employer-provided vocational training in Europe

The European continuing vocational training survey (CVTS) is a unique source of internationally comparable data on training in enterprises. This report provides the first European detailed comparative analysis of the results of the third survey (CVTS3).