News about VET from Germany

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Vocational education and training: hot topic at the German-African Business Summit in Ghana

"If you want to go fast, walk alone - if you want to go far, walk together." This guiding principle was often heard at the German-African Business Summit in Accra, Ghana. The business summit took place from 11 to 13 February 2019. iMOVE participated in a discussion forum and promoted "Training – Made in Germany".

Parliament passes continuing vocational education and training act

The German Federal Parliament has passed the Qualification Opportunities Act with a large majority.

Opportunities for trainees in the Far East

A delegation accompanying Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, a minister from the Malaysian state of Sarawak in Southeast Asia, recently visited the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) East Brandenburg in order to sign off an exchange programme for trainees.

Dual system of vocational education and training successfully established

The dual system of education and training is increasingly gaining significance in Ecuador. The Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Aachen has been committed, as part of a vocational education and training partnership, to establishing this since 2012.

Career advancement with vocational education and training

In Germany, approximately 11 per cent of skilled workers with dual vocational education and training are engaged in higher-grade work which usually also requires a higher-grade qualification.

From electrical engineering to metalworking

The "Starter quartet" orientation programme is helping young adults to change careers. It allows them to try out different occupations and discover what suits them best.

Fresh impetus for VET collaboration with South Africa

Rachel: "We want to support South Africa in more closely gearing vocational education and training (VET) to labour market demands."

Increasing numbers of trainees with refugee experiences

There has been a sharp rise in the number of foreign trainees who are citizens of the asylum countries of origin Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Syria.

Training aces recognised

Nine companies were presented with the "Training Ace" award in December.

HAWE Hydraulik receives German Entrepreneurship Award for training project

HAWE Hydraulik have won the German Entrepreneurship Award in the "Business for Development" category with a project led by trainees. A combination of practical training and the latest training models help deliver specialist training and detailed insights into hydraulics to people in Botswana.

Vietnamese-German Cooperation in TVET in 2018 – A year to look back

The year 2018, according to the Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), was the year of the technical vocational education and training (TVET) breakthrough. The Vietnamese-German Programme "Reform of TVET in Vietnam", contributes to improving the quality and competitiveness of Vietnamese human resources in regional and international markets, especially considering new challenges and opportunities from Industry 4.0.

Bavarian Business Association wants to get more higher education dropouts into training

Almost one in three bachelor's students (29 per cent) in Germany drop out of their degree. At the same time, many sectors are struggling with a shortage of well-trained skilled workers. Training positions in particular are often difficult to fill.