News about VET from Germany

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EU paves the way for European public employment services network

The European Parliament agreed on a Commission proposal to continue the successful work in supporting unemployed people to find new jobs of the European Union (EU) Public Employment Services Network until 2027.

Generation COVID: Virus has changed young people's lives

Patricia and Mathilde wanted to work abroad, while Christian had planned to take part in international music competitions. The coronavirus pandemic has forced them to change their plans. How are they coping?

Shoe production in Kenya provides career prospects

Kenya exports 90 per cent of its rawhide.

BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosi: 5 years promoting education and talent in Mexico

BMW Group was one of the first companies in Mexico to implement the dual educational model since 2015

Achieving a European Education Area by 2025 and resetting education and training for the digital age

The European Commission adopted two initiatives that will strengthen the contribution of education and training to the EU's recovery from the coronavirus crisis, and help build a green and digital Europe.

atingi eLearning platform reaches nearly 1 Million African youth in 1st year

800,000 people in Africa reached with over 100,000 registered users; digital learning enables Africa's youth to reach their personal potential.

Setting the course for the future

The revised training aims to strengthen occupations in the electrical skilled trades and make them fit for the future. The creation of the new training occupation "Electronics technician for building systems integration" takes account of the requirements arising from digitalisation. The application process is now under way. This means training could be provided under the new regulation from 2021 onwards.

Siemens looks to digital training

The company reports that it requires almost 1190 junior staff at all locations across Germany. Krefeld is one of these.

The benefit of training in unusual occupations

Glass blower, wood turner or bow maker – there are still very few trainees in some occupations, particularly in the craft trades. But is not the case that these occupations will soon disappear anyway? And should we not be looking elsewhere for training?