News about VET from Germany

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German Trade Union Federation country report: structures and challenges for VET in the USA

German Trade Union Federation publishes report on "VET in the USA: structures and challenges from a trade union perspective" which is now available free-of-charge in the BIBB's VET Repository in German and English. The publication was discussed in February 2020 with the US delegation from the state of Wisconsin.

Occupations in logistics: behind the scenes

Loubna Gilani started her career as a trainee. A story of how curiosity and passion become a career.

"Financial Times" celebrates Germany

The British want to develop a "world-class" training system in line with the German model.

Environment education project in vocational schools run by LBV launched for fourth time

Supporting a sustainable future – because today we care!

Karliczek: Especially during the crisis, VET secures our economic power

Federal Ministry of Education launches information campaign to strengthen vocational education and training

Dual training attractive even during pandemic

The new training year is commencing — during the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, despite this challenging period for companies and for trainees, dual training remains attractive. What is the current situation in the training market? Is it still worth applying? 

Karliczek: digitalisation and sustainability programme compulsory in future for trainees

Federal government, federal states, employers and trade unions adopt joint minimum standards for all training occupations

Modern laboratory occupations in the digital age

Three new training regulations for chemical, biological, and paint laboratory technicians.

Karliczek/ Altmaier/ Heil: Invest now in the future of training

Cabinet approves federal programme "Safeguard vocational training places"

Revision of vocational education and training in housekeeping

The demand for domestic skilled workers on farms specialising in rural tourism, direct marketing, gastronomy and other agricultural service specialisms is constantly increasing.

Questions and answers on the Informal Meeting of EU Education Ministers

Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek came together with her European counterparts for an informal meeting. What was on the agenda? What objectives is Germany pursuing during its Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the education sector? Here is an overview of important FAQs.

Training - investing to prevent a skilled worker shortage, even in a crisis

Besides recruiting skilled workers via the external labour market, internal training is the key way for a company to meet its demand for skilled workers.