News about VET from Germany

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"Karliczek meets…" a future vocational skills world champion?

They are the best in their specialism - and are competing at the world championships of vocational skills. Federal Minister of Education and Research Karliczek met with the German "WorldSkills" team in Berlin. "They represent the outstanding level of vocational education and training 'made in Germany'," she explained.

Peter Mertes is one of Germany's best training companies

For the second year in a row, the Peter Mertes winery has been named one of the best training companies in Germany. This is the conclusion of the latest study conducted by the Institute for Management and Economic Research on behalf of Deutschland Test and the business magazine FOCUS MONEY.

Georgia Runs First Dual Vocational Education Qualification Exam

On 10-11 July 2019, for the first time, a Qualification Exam for students of the dual vocational education program in 'Viticulture-Winemaking' took place in Georgia. The dual vocational education program is implemented with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Deutsche Post DHL supports Teach For All network in Colombia

Deutsche Post DHL Group has begun supporting Enseña por Colombia, a member of the global Teach For All network that recruits and develops future leaders to teach in countries with under-resourced schools and communities.

The continuing training sector faces up to the digital shift

The "Wuppertaler Kreis", a consortium of major continuing training institutions from trade and industry, regularly publishes a trend study on company-based continuing training at the mid-year point.

National Continuing Training Strategy adopted

The Federal Government, the federal states, trade and industry, the trade unions, and the Federal Employment Agency aim to use the National Continuing Training Strategy to lay joint foundations for a new continuing training culture. This is the first time in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany that a National Continuing Training Strategy had been drawn up.

Top marks awarded 33 times

The Coburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) held a graduation ceremony at the town's Rosengarten Congress Centre to honour 294 trainees who have completed their qualification in a range of commercial, business, and technical occupations.

"Learning factory 4.0" cooperation agreement signed

The City of Mannheim, the Werner von Siemens School (WvSS) and the Friedrich List School create a joint working basis for the implementation of a "learning factory 4.0" in Mannheim.

Virtual practice, real learning

Practice makes perfect is an axiom that applies just as much in the craft trades sector as it does on the operating table. Virtual reality permits risky hand movements to be learned before they need to be precisely performed in a real emergency. But the new technology can also provide benefits for subjects which are highly theoretical. Training via computer.

Cooperation between social partners and the state

At an international conference staged by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), educational experts from the fields of politics and research highlighted the significance of cooperation between social partners and the state in vocational education and training.

Further development of a successful vocational education and training model

Amendment of the Vocational Training Act approved by the German Cabinet

Making sound art with stops and pipes

New training regulations for organ makers