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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.
Six training films show trainers in companies and vocational school teachers how to prepare new skilled workers for practice. The films are now available in seven languages. Besides German, English and Russian also in Farsi, French, Italian and Spanish.
During the BIBB - KRIVET Apprenticeship Policy Workshop 2019, German and South Korean VET experts exchanged views on current research findings and development prospects in VET in South Korea and Germany.
The report on international long-term mobility of apprentices (3-12 months) presents enablers and disablers with regard to framework conditions (1), VET system (2) and practical implementation (3) in Germany.
Climate Competence IRAN is a joint German-Iranian VET partnership for the establishment of new training structures in refrigeration and air conditioning technology in Iran. The programme was launched in 2017 and is scheduled to run for a term of three years. Funding has been provided by the BMBF.
The vast majority (83%) of applicants able to find a company-based training position are receiving training in their desired occupation or in one of their desired occupations. These are the findings of the representative BA/BIBB applicant survey.
iMOVE, the German-African Business Association and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia's representation in Berlin warmly invite you to attend the education forum on 20 November 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Find out more by the updated programme.
The nationally successful “Digital media in VET” roadshow has now also made its international debut. BIBB and Asia-based VET stakeholders presented examples of good practice at the specialist trade fair „Worlddidac Asia“ in Bangkok.
The Vietnam VET report 2018, Greening VET and the Vietnam VET Strategy 2021-2030 were the themes in the last BIBB mission in Vietnam in the context of the vocational training cooperation with the National Institute of Vocational Education and Training (NIVT).
The Vocational Training Act entered into force 50 years ago in September 1969. In the interview, BIBB President Esser acknowledges the Act as both a guarantor of the high quality of VET in Germany and that leaves stakeholders with plenty of scope to find practice-oriented solutions.
The Cedefop Mobility Scoreboard 2019 is now online. The monitoring tool provides country information on the conditions of mobility for IVET learners in Europe. Germany’s overall performance was upgraded to “very good”. ReferNet Deutschland and the National Agency at BIBB provided the relevant input.
Digitalisation is opening up new opportunities for measuring competencies of trainees. Research indicates a clear trend towards computer-based testing tools. This is the finding of a literature-based overview study by BIBB which has now been published.
Vocational education and training in 1969 saw a lot of unsatisfied young people. “If you want cheap labour, get an apprentice” was a line they were no longer willing to accept, and they were becoming actively involved in the apprentice movement. Our interviewee, Dr. Klaus Heimann, was there.
Before 1969, the craft trades was the only sector of the economy to provide statutory regulations for VET in the skilled crafts. What does Andreas Ehlert, a master craftsman and President of the Chamber of Crafts and Trades have to say about 50 years of the Vocational Training Act?
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.
BIBB President Esser has marked the beginning of the new training year on 1 August by emphasising the need for initial and continuing vocational education and training to be even more closely linked in future.
Der Equal Care Day ist eine Initiative, die Menschen, Organisationen und Institutionen international dazu aufruft, einen Aktionstag zu organisieren und zu feiern, der auf die mangelnde Wertschätzung und unfaire Verteilung von Care-Arbeit aufmerksam macht. Care-Arbeit ist überwiegend unsichtbare Arbeit, sie wird, genau wie der Schalttag 29. Februar, oft übergangen. Daher findet der Equal Care Day am 29. Februar in Schaltjahren und in allen anderen Jahren am 1. März statt.
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.