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The German VET System

The German VET System

In this section you find information on the German VET system – on its success factors, its structure and components as well as on challenges and future topics for the further development of the system.

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Distance learning leads to specialist welding engineer qualification
Monday, August 5, 2019

Distance learning leads to specialist welding engineer qualification

The International Association of Welding Technology (GSI) conducts in excess of 20,000 training programmes and examinations in the field of welding. GSI Baltikum has joined forces with the e-learning department at the GSI in Germany to develop a course including integrated distance learning modules.

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iMOVE's three-country conference a complete success
Friday, July 12, 2019

iMOVE's three-country conference a complete success

The working visit to Germany by colleagues from the iMOVE offices in China and India and the contact point in Iran at the start of June 2019 was a resounding success and was characterised by intensive discussion.

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Comparing occupational tasks across Europe
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Comparing occupational tasks across Europe

Academic researchers from BIBB held a working meeting with colleagues from their Italian partner institute the INAPP (National Institute for Public Policy Analysis) on 12 June as part of an EU research project.

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German licences for US football coaches
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

German licences for US football coaches

Football has been enjoying growing popularity in the USA. Because the 'made in Germany' licences have an excellent reputation around the world, a group of American trainers travelled to Hesse in order to acquire a C-Licence from the German Football Association (DFB).

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Who will save work? – BIBB and GOVET at „re:publica“ in Berlin
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Who will save work? – BIBB and GOVET at „re:publica“ in Berlin

BIBB and GOVET will be presenting innovative approaches and successful practical examples in VET at the “re:publica” Conference in Berlin from 6 to 8 May.

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Cooperation between social partners and the state
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Cooperation between social partners and the state

At an international conference staged by BIBB in Siegburg on 3 and 4 April 2019, educational experts from the fields of politics and research highlighted the significance of cooperation between social partners and the state in vocational education and training.

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BIBB Data Report to accompany the 2019 Report on VET is published
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

BIBB Data Report to accompany the 2019 Report on VET is published

Demand for training places by young people and young adults and the number of training places offered by companies both rose once again in 2018. Nevertheless, recruitment problems on the training market exacerbated further. These are the main outcomes of the 2019 BIBB Data Report.

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Why occupations are not chosen
Monday, March 25, 2019

Why occupations are not chosen

Even if an occupation reflects the activities in which they are interested, many young people will still tend to drop it during the career choice process if insufficient social recognition appears to be on offer. This is the main outcome to emerge from a study conducted by the BIBB.

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BIBB publishes its 2018 ranking list for training occupations
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

BIBB publishes its 2018 ranking list for training occupations

Impressive start: Around 1,300 training contracts have been concluded in 2018 in the new training occupation of “management assistant in e-commerce”. With just over 15,000 new contracts the occupation of information technology specialist made it position 7 in the Top 10.

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Expertise from BIBB for a new Costa Rican Vocational Training Act
Friday, March 8, 2019

Expertise from BIBB for a new Costa Rican Vocational Training Act

A twelve-strong ministerial delegation from Costa Rica visited the BIBB. Detailed specialist discussions, in which BIBB President Esser took part, supported the debate surrounding a new Vocational Training Act for the Central American country.

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New training regulations for organ makers
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

New training regulations for organ makers

Each organ is an individual piece. The building of organs is a craft with a long tradition. But also here, above all technical and electronic innovations took place. The new training regulation with the specialisms of organ building and pipe making enters into force on 1 August 2019.

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Events

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Frankfurt am Main / 17.09.2019

11. BilRess-Netzwerkkonferenz

Die 11. BilRess-Netzwerkkonferenz widmet sich der Fragestellung, wie Themen der Ressourcenschonung und Ressourceneffizienz in Umweltbildungseinrichtungen als Lernorte verstärkt integriert und / oder sichtbar gemacht werden könnten.

Stadtmuseum Siegburg / 07.11.2019

2nd BIBB Conference on the Economics of Vocational Education and Training: Markets - Institutions – Systems

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bundesweit / 29.02.2020

Equal Care Day 2020

VET Glossary

VET Glossary

The glossary is a source for terms and definitions which are used in the field of vocational education and training. Emphasis is placed on its usage in the context of the German dual system. The VET Glossary is a work in progress and updated and expanded on an ongoing basis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The most frequently asked questions regarding the German VET System, the recognition of qualifications or on how to start a career in Germany will be answered here.

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2016/2017 VET Data Report

The Data Report includes comprehensive information on and analyses of initial and continuing vocational education and training

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Presentation on VET in Germany

The presentation shows how the different stakeholders shape and drive Dual VET at the key "joints" of a vocational training system.

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DQR

With the help of the German Qualifications Framework (DQR) training content becomes transparent throughout Germany.

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