Deggendorf: Söder campaigns for dual training

Modern vocational schools are important for tomorrow's skilled workers, says Söder at the official opening of the new state vocational school building.

Bavarian Minister President Markus Söder (CSU) has once again underlined the need for dual training, adding that discussion must not always be focused on the higher education entrance qualification.

This was the reason Söder took part in the official opening of the state vocational school (Section 1) in Deggendorf – and in doing so laid down a marker in terms of the importance which Bavaria attaches to vocational education and training in the dual system.

"Dual training in Germany is the best worldwide. We are proud, particularly in Bavaria, that we have provided vocational education and training with extensive scope. This obviously requires academics, but also engineers, and people able to ensure it is well designed. Vocational training is one of the key aspects here," says Minister President Markus Söder.

Bavaria provided a €25 million subsidy for the construction of the vocational school (Section 1) in Deggendorf, with the first section costing a total of €62 million. "We are investing a great deal of money and are seeking to strengthen Bavaria. We want to make a first class offer to those young people who, with their optimism and energy, have supported us well throughout the entire coronavirus period. And, in turn, for many businesses it is an opportunity to gain the most highly qualified employees," explains Söder.

He adds that Bavaria as a location is also boosted by the vocational schools. Discussion is often focussed solely on the higher education entrance qualification, and less said about "Bavaria's huge strength": vocational education and training. This is why the Head of the District Authority for Deggendorf, Christian Bernreiter (CSU), and the Principal of the Deggendorf Vocational School, Ernst Ziegler, also regarded Söder's visit and his words as a clear statement in favour of dual training.

Source: (website of the Bavarian Broadcasting Service), revised by iMOVE, October 2021