They wear black bell bottoms, black corduroy jackets, a hat and generally carry just a small bundle of items. Skilled tradespeople on the road. The adventure lasts for three years and increasing numbers of women are keen to get involved. One of them is master carpenter Johanna Röh.
Siemens Limited, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMZ) collaborate for 'Skills for Sustainable Growth' through German Dual Vocational Education and Training (VET) methodology with a focus on 'Green Skills'.
Dual vocational education and training contributes significantly to the integration of refugees arriving in Germany. In the 2017/18 placement year, more than one-third of registered trainee position applicants with a migration background succeeded in entering company-based vocational education and training under the Vocational Training Act or the Crafts and Trades Regulation Code.
The newly created support and mentoring area was the first stop for Peter Weiß on his visit to the Lahrer workshops. The member of the German parliament pays a visit to the Johannes-Diakonie social welfare organisation at least once a year to find out about the latest developments, such as how, for example, the organisation is incorporating the Federal Participation Act for supporting people with a disability.
In the Main-Franconian workshops, people with disabilities are able to complete "light" dual training. This provides them with improved opportunities in the labour market following their workshop activity.
Vocational education and training is growing in popularity for those with the higher education entrance qualification. This is what the figures show for the start of training in 2019 as well as for previous years according to information from the Hochrhein-Bodensee Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK).
"5-star" continuing education and training: Germany's best provider of continuing vocational education and training is based in the Regensburg region. The magazine "Stern" awarded the Eckert Schools top marks in all assessment criteria, naming it Germany's "best provider of vocational education and training".
Five spots on the podium as well as 19 medallions for excellence: Vocational education and training in Germany is at world championship level. At this year's WorldSkills Competition, the German team significantly improved upon last year's results.