News about VET from Germany

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Germany and Brazil: Moving ahead together

German Chancellor Merkel und Brazilian President Lula announce German-Brazilian Year of Science, Technology and Innovation to start in Brazil in April 2010.

Investing in the future for sustainablity of education and research

According to the budgetary planning of the German government for 2010, the budget of the Ministry of Education and Research has been raised by 7 per cent to the amount of 10.9 billion euros compared to 2009.

Vocational reintegration of women

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, the Sinus Sociovision Institute has published a quantitative representative survey on "Vocational Reintegration as a Perspective - Aims, motives and experiences of women before, during and after returning to working life."

Special Focus South Africa: Creating innovative strategies for skills development

South Africa is about to uplift the current status and condition of Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

iMOVE enhances its cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Berlin in the field of TVET. As a result of the embassy's participation in the iMOVE-Information Day Africa last year, both partners now plan a roundtable discussion. The South African delegation will be led by the Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Bonginkosi Nzimande. The event aims directly at the critical imperative of developing skills and at systemic challenges that are particularly essential for the success of South Africa's economic programme.

German e-learning market is growing

The German e-learning market is growing despite the financial crisis, according to a study by the German MMB institute. However, accurate figures are difficult to generate for this young and fast-changing business segment.

New vocational training in the dairy industry

The new occupational designation Milchtechnologe/Milchtechnologin (Milk Technologist) reflects the dairy industry's growing mechanisation in the production and processing of milk and dairy products such as butter, cheese and yoghurt.

Dual vocational training - A worthwhile investment for many enterprises

"For enterprises, meeting one's skilled labour needs remains the primary motive for providing in-house vocational training. However, firms are organising the training they provide more efficiently than in the past. This makes providing in-house vocational training - more than ever - a worthwhile investment for many enterprises, even when it initially incurs costs," stated Professor Dr. Reinhold Weiß, deputy president and head of research at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB).

Special Focus: Skills training "made in Germany" meets growing international demand

The iMOVE Trend Barometer confirms the expanding internationalisation of German training providers. It is conducted annually among 100 top managers of German vocational education and training organisations and is the primary source of data regarding international activities in the German education and training sector.

"You have offered proof of the strength of vocational education"

4 gold medals, 2 silver, 2 bronze, and 12 Medallions for Excellence – this is the outstanding result of the German team at the 40th WorldSkills Competition.

'Multimedia Nobel Prize' for video language training from LinguaTV

The only German winner at the World Summit Award 2009

LinguaTV received the World Summit Award (WSA) in the 'e-learning and education' category for its multimedia language learning platform. The company is the only German participant to be awarded a prize in Monterrey (Mexico).