News about VET from Germany

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Prize for innovative sustainability and digitalisation concepts

The 2022 Hermann-Schmidt prize is awarded to companies, vocational schools or cooperative arrangements which have excelled themselves specifically in the areas of sustainability or digitalisation in training and continuing education.

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Experts can use new competence toolkit to internationalise occupations in regulation procedures

Chamber of Industry and Commerce honours outstanding trainees

Twelve trainees from the Heinsberg district were pleased with top grade of "very good". 

"We need more individual and more flexible models"

Many young people do not make the transition directly from school into vocational education and training. They should therefore be given specific support in the transition sector.

First chamber of crafts and trade's Passivhaus standard education and training centre in Germany

The Trier Chamber of Crafts and Trade's (HWK) "skilled trades campus" was officially opened as part of the "Fascination of Skilled Trades" week. 

Shortage of skilled workers in STEM areas reaches new all-time high – acute shortage in eastern Germany

The shortage of skilled workers in technical and natural science occupations has almost doubled compared to 2021. The situation is particularly precarious in digitalisation occupations in eastern Germany. 

Faeser plans immigration concept to support food service industry

To alleviate staff shortages in restaurants and hotels, Interior Minister Faeser wants to "bring good workers to Germany". FDP is even calling for a radical change in immigration policy.

First step on the career ladder – vocational education and training in the USA and in Germany

"No future unless you go to college?" Experts and trainees in the USA and in Germany exchanged views on alternative VET models and pathways in a high-calibre webinar staged by the Urban Institute in conjunction with the "Skills Initiative" of the German Embassy.

Not in education or employment: What's the problem?

Addressing the challenge of NEETS in the European Union (EU) and beyond