News about VET from Germany

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How to plan success

The majority of the German population relies on their own competencies and systematically works at upgrading them. Only a third of the Germans rely on good luck or pure chance when job careers and professional success are concerned. This is the result of a current survey by the forsa institute, commissioned by the Berlin University for Professional Studies (DUW).

What it takes to become a good tiler

The ideal tiler should be the sporty type, robust and flexible. Aptness in crafts, precision and the capacity to think in three dimensions are further important assets of a future tiler.

Achieving success on horseback – training in the equestrian industry

The training regulations for the occupation of equine manager have been revised and now comprise the five specialisms of horse husbandy and service, horse breeding, classical horse riding training, horse racing (jockeys and harness racing) and special forms of riding (western style and gaited riding).

Unique project: Handicapped trainees prepare for job in landscape conversion

Bethel proWerk, a subsidiary of the Bielefeld-based Bethel Foundation, starts a project to train handicapped individuals in different areas of nature protection and landscape conversion.

Crafts in Germany rely on vocational education

The Chamber of Crafts Ulm plans to expand its training academy. All in all, 1.8 million euros are to be invested, partly funded by the German Government's economic stimulus package. More­over, the city of Ulm plans to further advance two contiguous vocational training centres.

Exam stress behind bars

This year's school exam period also ended in Saxon prisons. 105 prisoners were to acquire their school leaving certificates, facing the same assignments as any other German student.

Bonn: Enhancing the competitive edge by vocational training

Four enterprises in the Bonn/Rhein-Sieg region were awarded a certificate of the German Federal Employment Agency for their efforts to promote young talents by vocational training.

Special Focus: A new study records the economic impact of German education exports for the first time

The study entitled "Die wirtschaftliche Bedeutung deutscher Bildungsexporte" (The Economic Impact of German Education Export) commissioned by iMOVE presents the first attempt at a systematic overview of the German education sector with its different segments as well as in estimating the economic impact of education exports.

International awards for language learning solutions from Germany

Digital publishing, a service provider for language training from Munich, has been awarded the prize for the best technological solution in continuous training.

"Design your future" - open house at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

Germany's leading company in the print media industry informs about vocational qualifications at its training centre in Wiesloch-Walldorf.

University admittance for master craftsmen

A new law for the improved university admittance of skilled craftsmen has recently come into effect.

Enterprises expand their apprenticeship training positions

According to the president of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), Hans Heinrich Driftmann, "the German apprenticeship market is in surprisingly good shape."