News about VET from Germany

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Karliczek: Especially during the crisis, VET secures our economic power

Federal Ministry of Education launches information campaign to strengthen vocational education and training

Dual training attractive even during pandemic

The new training year is commencing — during the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, despite this challenging period for companies and for trainees, dual training remains attractive. What is the current situation in the training market? Is it still worth applying? 

Karliczek: digitalisation and sustainability programme compulsory in future for trainees

Federal government, federal states, employers and trade unions adopt joint minimum standards for all training occupations

Modern laboratory occupations in the digital age

Three new training regulations for chemical, biological, and paint laboratory technicians.

Karliczek/ Altmaier/ Heil: Invest now in the future of training

Cabinet approves federal programme "Safeguard vocational training places"

Revision of vocational education and training in housekeeping

The demand for domestic skilled workers on farms specialising in rural tourism, direct marketing, gastronomy and other agricultural service specialisms is constantly increasing.

Questions and answers on the Informal Meeting of EU Education Ministers

Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek came together with her European counterparts for an informal meeting. What was on the agenda? What objectives is Germany pursuing during its Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the education sector? Here is an overview of important FAQs.

Training - investing to prevent a skilled worker shortage, even in a crisis

Besides recruiting skilled workers via the external labour market, internal training is the key way for a company to meet its demand for skilled workers.

Digitalization and VET in Germany: Challenges and Approaches

Digitalization is changing our everyday work lives and occupations. It has introduced new processes and shifting requirements to the world of work such as Big Data, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, drones and computer-aided tools. 

Coronavirus is majorly impacting the training market

There is huge uncertainty among trainees and applicants. Some worry about their qualifications, others that the training market will take a hit. The coronavirus crisis has made it harder for companies and young people to come together.

Career development using VET

Vocational education and training (VET) is more than just a worthwhile alternative to academic study. From this autumn, there will be proof of this in the new Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK) training centre in Dillingen, Germany.

Vocational trainers demonstrate edutainment qualities

Online meetings, webinars, interactive worksheets, creating teaching videos and always being on hand to support students with routine technical difficulties – teachers of vocational education and training (VET) have demonstrated their edutainment qualities in the coronavirus crisis.