News about VET from Germany

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Chinese florists successfully complete "FDF Floral Arranger" certificate course

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.

Training refugees and Ethiopians for the job market

A vocational programme funded by the German government teaches skills such as cooking, woodworking and mechanics to refugees and their hosts.

India seeks to emulate German vocational training system

Siemens seeks to boost skills of 500,000 Indians under new government deal.

Egypt, Germany sign agreements worth 330 m euros on renewable energy, vocational training

The agreements include grants and concessional financing.

Learning where and how you want

Flexible learning on the internet used to be something for university students. However, online courses are also attractive for companies and employees.

Being a journeywoman

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 collaborate with MSDE, BMZ for High-Quality Vocational Training

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'.

Successful integration of refugees through dual vocational education and training

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.

Vocational education and training with a powerful integrating effect

Chamber of Crafts and Trades' refugee initiative has been successful since 2015.

Reaching people with individual offers

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.

Dual training for people with disabilities

In the Main-Franconian workshops, people with disabilities are able to complete "light" dual training. This provides them with improved opportunities in the labour market following their workshop activity.

VET is becoming increasingly complex

Vocational education and training is growing in popularity for those with the higher education entrance qualification. This is what the figures show for the start of training in 2019 as well as for previous years according to information from the Hochrhein-Bodensee Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK).