News about VET from Germany

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Five of the federal state's eight best Chamber of Industry and Commerce trainees come from the district of Zollernalbkreis

In the summer and winter examinations, around 2,500 trainees sat their final examination with the Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in more than 100 IHK occupations.

Impact of coronavirus pandemic must be evened out

Playing catch-up in the training market

Karliczek: "Pleasing trend in continuing education – even during the coronavirus pandemic"

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) presents figures for 2020. 60 per cent of adults participated in at least one continuing education course.

New tool for trainee recruitment

What is the future of training and continuing education in the automotive trade? In which direction it is currently heading? Members of the vocational education and training committee of the Central Association of German Automotive Industry (ZDK) shared information and discussed these issues.

Germany's top skilled workers impress at European vocational skills championship

At EuroSkills Graz 2021, the German national vocational skills team made it onto the podium in twelve disciplines and achieved a medallion of excellence in a further six.

Germany and Luxembourg plan joint application to hold EuroSkills 2027

This is the first time two members – WorldSkills Germany and WorldSkills Luxembourg – seek to submit a joint bid.

Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Vocational Education and Training

The German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (GOVET) has published "Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Vocational Education and Training: International Perspectives of Policy Makers and Practitioners".

Interesting experiences at the memorial camp in Romania

At the Sto Foundation's memorial camp in Martinsdorf, 20 trainees in the craft trade of painting mastered specialist craft trade techniques. The memorial camp in Romania may be repeated in 2022.

Training rehabilitation patients despite the coronavirus crisis

Dr. Rolf Schmachtenberg, Secretary of State in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, makes a virtual visit to the vocational rehabilitation centre in Koblenz.