For the first time, a German provider is a recipient of the EU award for vocational education and training. What’s more, this provider is from the bakery trade. This also demonstrates the positive changes in a sector which has successfully exploited its market opportunities in the face of the dominance of the food industry and food retailers.
Following a two-week intensive course at Florist Park, the ten Chinese participants from the partner agency of the German Florists' Association (Fachverband deutscher Floristen – FDF) and the florists' platform cnfloral in Beijing, successfully completed their "floral arranger" examination before an examination committee of the Gelsenkirchen Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
They wear black bell bottoms, black corduroy jackets, a hat and generally carry just a small bundle of items. Skilled tradespeople on the road. The adventure lasts for three years and increasing numbers of women are keen to get involved. One of them is master carpenter Johanna Röh.
Siemens Limited, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMZ) collaborate for 'Skills for Sustainable Growth' through German Dual Vocational Education and Training (VET) methodology with a focus on 'Green Skills'.
Dual vocational education and training contributes significantly to the integration of refugees arriving in Germany. In the 2017/18 placement year, more than one-third of registered trainee position applicants with a migration background succeeded in entering company-based vocational education and training under the Vocational Training Act or the Crafts and Trades Regulation Code.
The newly created support and mentoring area was the first stop for Peter Weiß on his visit to the Lahrer workshops. The member of the German parliament pays a visit to the Johannes-Diakonie social welfare organisation at least once a year to find out about the latest developments, such as how, for example, the organisation is incorporating the Federal Participation Act for supporting people with a disability.