News about VET from Germany

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Seibel opens factory in Kenya

The Josef Seibel Group is about to open a new shoe factory named "Josef Seibel Africa". With an adjoining apprentice workshop, the factory in Ukunda, Kenya, was conceived by Carl-August Seibel as a modern form of long-term development aid.

Robot4All – closing the skills gap with robotics

Demand is increasing for skilled workers in the field of information and computer technologies (ICT), and information technology skills are welcomed as an additional qualification in an increasing number of non-technical occupations.

Dual training goes digital!

Enticing new training year with modern occupations 

Pandemic accelerates digital transformation in continuing education and training

Wuppertaler Kreis e. V. is an association of the leading continuing education and training providers in the economy. Midway through the year it regularly publishes its trend study on company-based continuing education and training. 

BIBB: Freight forwarding clerks among the top 20 dual study courses

According to the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training's database "AusbildungPlus", 47 dual courses can currently be combined with the training occupation.

Karliczek: We are investing in modern training

New digitalisation funding of €16 million for inter-company vocational training centres

Boost for vocational education and training in Europe

On 1 July 2020, at the start of Germany's presidency of the EU Council, the EU Commission proposed a council recommendation to support vocational training and continuing education. The proposals are intended to strengthen vocational education and training in Europe.

Digital transformation: online continuing education and training for skilled workers and management

The digital transformation is posing new challenges for skilled workers and managers in terms of corporate governance. The Professional School of the Leuphana University Lüneburg is using an online certificate course to provide the opportunity of training for these duties alongside a career. 

Innovative training format from Hamburg impresses jury

Hamburg has excelled in the federal competition "Shaping the future – innovations for excellent vocational education and training (InnoVET)". The contribution of the Hamburg Institute for Vocational Education and Training (HIBB) is among the 17 projects selected in the InnoVET competition run by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.