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German-Indonesian exchange on the future of VET

How can VET institutions, companies and governments contribute to the development of VET to adequately prepare young people for the demands of the modern world of work? To explore this question, BIBB took part in an exchange with Indonesian and German representatives.


How can sustainability – as to its social, economic and ecological dimensions – be enshrined structurally within the education system, and how can it be made an active and integral part of practice? The issue of BWP sheds light on the key role of VET with regard to implementing the 2030 Agenda aims.

Virtual Conference on Employer Engagement

The international conference hosted by "Education and Employers" took place under the motto "Preparing Young People for the Future". BIBB Director of Research and Vice President, Prof. Hubert Ertl, analysed the role of employers in initial and continuing vocational education and training in Germany.

Vocational education and training institutes in the German-speaking countries stage their first virtual contact seminar

The topics debated at the 2021 Contact Seminar held together with austrian and swiss partner institutes were the need to secure a supply of qualified skilled workers and new approaches being adopted in VET research. The event took place virtually for the very first time because of the pandemic.

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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Friday, August 20, 2021

Latin America and the Caribbean establish a strategic alliance for dual VET

Vocational education and training institutions from 15 countries held an opening ceremony for the alliance for dual VET in Latin America and the Caribbean. This highlight marked the end of the regional conference of CONALEP (the BIBB partner institute in Mexico), BIBB and ILO-Cinterfor.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Morocco: Training regulations as a framework for training close to the labour market

The virtual delegation visit of a group from Morocco was themed "Training regulations and how they are created". From 29 June to 1 July, experts from research and practice presented the development, implementation and evaluation of training occupations in Germany.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

GOVET in Arabic / GOVET باللغة العربية

Our new landing page offers materials, films and presentations on VET in Germany for our target groups from Arabic-speaking countries. / تقدم صفحتنا المقصودة الجديدة المواد والأفلام والعروض التقديمية لمجموعاتنا المستهدفة من البلدان الناطقة باللغة العربية.

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Cooperation with KRIVET in South Korea extended until 2024

The long-standing and fruitful cooperation between BIBB and the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET) in South Korea will be extended for another three years.

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Eight video clips: Permeability in vocational education and training

What is important in the transition from school to work? Why do young people choose dual VET? What further development opportunities are there afterwards? GOVET spoke in eight video interviews with apprentices, trainers and project leaders from the field of technology.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Modern continuing education centre for skilled workers in Haiti

Private university raises its profile and ability to act on the education market.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Learning app supporting uniform training quality in system catering

The learning platform of „inside“, a German provider of digital solutions for company-based training, is also suitable as a source of reference.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

BIBB contributed to UNESCO-UNEVOC study

A study on ‚Boosting gender equality in science and technology. A challenge for TVET programmes and careers‘ was published by UNESCO-UNEVOC with the support of BIBB.

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Monday, December 7, 2020

New Study addresses German-Italian Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training

What is the situation with German-Italian relationships in vocational education and training? What cooperation projects and partnerships are there and who are the actors involved? These questions are the focus of a new research project as part of the two countries' TVET cooperation.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Karliczek: Education teaches European values

At their last meeting during the German Presidency of the Council, EU Education Ministers give a clear signal for freedom of expression and pave the way for a digital and climate-friendly European Education Area.

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Friday, November 27, 2020

German-Israeli Programme for Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training: Creating prospects together

Germany and Israel have very different vocational education and training systems, but the challenges are similar. At the “German-Israeli Forum”, representatives from the German Ministry of Education and the Israeli Ministry of Labour discussed priority areas for future cooperation

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Success Stories Mobility and Logistics

The "Developing Skills for Employability with German Partners – 8 Case Studies from the Mobility and Logistics Sector " brochures presents eight vocational education and training success stories of German and international partners. Download the publication!

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Railway-Specific Vocational Education for Young Emiratis

To be prepared for the future challenges of the railway market in the United Arab Emirates, the local railway organization Etihad Rail DB commissioned the German company DB Engineering & Consulting to develop and implement a sustainable vocational education program for young Emiratis.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Online Presentation: Bridging Courses for India

On 19 November 2020, four German training providers presented their offers of preparation courses for skilled labour and future apprenticies from India, who intend to work or train in Germany.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Joint workshop by BIBB and VETNET

BIBB has set itself the goal of strengthening cooperation between the national VET research institutions in Europe. The role of research is to be worked out by means of a survey and in various events and possibilities for cooperation are to be discussed.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

TVET in Sub-Saharan Africa: the state of research

In 2019, GOVET published a survey on behalf of BMBF on the state of research in vocational education and training in Sub-Saharan Africa. This survey has now been translated into English and two new chapters added. It makes an active contribution to the research landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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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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BIBB is addressing the possible impacts which the coronavirus crisis may have on VET and on development on the labour and training market.

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

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