News about VET from Germany

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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

Host countries and regions prepare for WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition

This year, 61 international skill competitions will take place across Europe, North America, and East Asia from September to November 2022.

High level interest in the German VET system from Mozambique

The Mozambican State Secretary for Vocational Education and Training visited BIBB together with a seven-strong delegation in order to obtain greater familiarity with the VET system in Germany. Highly interesting specialist presentations and stimulating discussions provided new insights and impetuses on all sides.

The IHK training prize 2022 is awarded to outstanding initiatives

A digital agency, an IT service provider, an automotive supplier, and a music centre – these are the winners of this year's Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) training prize awarded in Berlin.

Training becoming more digital in companies

The digital transition requires new content and methods in vocational education and training.