News about VET from Germany

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Digitalization and VET in Germany: Challenges and Approaches

Digitalization is changing our everyday work lives and occupations. It has introduced new processes and shifting requirements to the world of work such as Big Data, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, drones and computer-aided tools. 

Coronavirus is majorly impacting the training market

There is huge uncertainty among trainees and applicants. Some worry about their qualifications, others that the training market will take a hit. The coronavirus crisis has made it harder for companies and young people to come together.

Career development using VET

Vocational education and training (VET) is more than just a worthwhile alternative to academic study. From this autumn, there will be proof of this in the new Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK) training centre in Dillingen, Germany.

Vocational trainers demonstrate edutainment qualities

Online meetings, webinars, interactive worksheets, creating teaching videos and always being on hand to support students with routine technical difficulties – teachers of vocational education and training (VET) have demonstrated their edutainment qualities in the coronavirus crisis. 

India: Matchmaking with Germany

Virtual business initiation event for German and Indian companies in the field of education and training (products and services) • 26th October to 6th November 2020

Cedefop's plans for 2022

The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) defines its strategies and planned activities up to 2022. 

Vocational education and training must continue beyond this crisis period

In May 2020, the heads of the partner organisations in the Alliance for Initial and Continuing Education and Training analysed the current situation on the training market and, as part of a joint declaration, agreed measures for supporting both trainees and companies in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

"Current journeyman examinations must not become an exclusion criterion in terms of entitlement to apply"

Baden-Württemberg Building Federation demands support for vocational training in the coronavirus crisis. 

Preparation and Bridging Courses for International Apprentices in Germany

The Skilled Immigration Act is a new law in Germany which came into effect on 1 March 2020. It expands the possibilities for qualified professionals to come to work in Germany. 

Using training to cushion the adverse impacts of the coronavirus crisis

The Alliance for Initial and Continuing Education and Training wants to use dual training to cushion the impacts of the coronavirus crisis. Their measures include a bonus for companies who take on trainees from insolvent companies.

Reducing ethnic minority youth's disadvantage in accessing vocational training

Adolescents from ethnic minorities face more difficulties in accessing vocational training in Germany than peers of native parentage. Recruiting practices of companies who employ apprentices are crucial in this. 

Germany's response measures to the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven governments around the world to take decisive action for health protection of their population, economic stimulus packages and reorganisation of public services, for example in education or social security systems. Germany has also taken extensive measures to strengthen its dual vocational education and training (VET) system.