News about VET from Germany

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Informal learning in vocational education and training – a meaningless myth?

What role plays informal learning in vocational education and training worldwide? International researchers and experts exchanged on this topic at the regular annual conference staged by the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.), which is based at the University of Cologne.

The Federation of Egyptian Industries boosting vocational education and migrants' skills

Interview: Shaimaa Bahaa El Din, Director of International Affairs and Development Partners' Relations, Federation of Egyptian Industries

New DARYA project kicked off

The largest-ever European Union's (EU) project supporting education and training for young people in Central Asia had its official launch late November 2022 in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.

Springboarding Nigerian youth to careers in digital economy with IT training and internships

Students learn 21st-century digital skills required by the Nigerian job market.

Ghana – setting the future course of the Commission for TVET

How can (and must) a national vocational education and training agency be structured in order to foster a sustainable TVET system? GOVET has been working on behalf of the BMBF to advise the Ghanaian Commission for TVET on organisational development and to lay down important markers for the future.

Trainee shortage adds to German workforce woes

Germany's vocational education system has long been envied but there is an increasing shortage of apprentices. The implications for the wider economy are profound.

More diversity in the startup scene

Afro-German startups are particularly fascinating on account of their different stories and backgrounds. Three interesting ideas presented. 

Well-prepared with dual training

A good vocational education is the foundation for a successful working life – important facts and figures about Germany.

MIKA – continuing training provision to promote the media-pedagogical competencies

The digital transformation is both impacting everyday training and work at companies and presenting trainers with new challenges. The continuing training concept "Media and IT competency for training staff (MIKA)" supports trainers with deploying digital technologies in teaching and learning processes and helps them develop personal competencies via guided practically related exercises in face-to-face sessions, webinars and phases of self-directed learning.