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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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1st German-African Forum on Vocational Training and Education
Monday, October 14, 2019

1st German-African Forum on Vocational Training and Education

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.

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The 2019 BIBB mission in Vietnam
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The 2019 BIBB mission in Vietnam

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).

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50 years of the Vocational Training Act – a guarantor of high quality
Monday, September 23, 2019

50 years of the Vocational Training Act – a guarantor of high quality

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.

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Top performance for Germany
Friday, September 20, 2019

Top performance for Germany

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.

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50 years of the Vocational Training Act – its origins, and what the future holds
Thursday, September 19, 2019

50 years of the Vocational Training Act – its origins, and what the future holds

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.

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50 years of the Vocational Training Act – a successful instrument for promoting innovation
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

50 years of the Vocational Training Act – a successful instrument for promoting innovation

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?

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50 years of the BBiG – a guarantor of high quality
Monday, September 2, 2019

50 years of the BBiG – a guarantor of high quality

The Vocational Training Act entered into force 50 years ago on 1 September 1969. BIBB President Esser marked the occasion by stating that the law is a guarantor of high-quality VET.

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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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“Create a closer link between initial and continuing VET”
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

“Create a closer link between initial and continuing VET”

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.

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New training regulations for the occupation of industrial cleaner
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

New training regulations for the occupation of industrial cleaner

The revision of the training occupation addresses technical, economic and organisational changes and developments that have taken place in craft trade practices in the field of industrial cleaning. The updated training regulations replace the existing regulations from 1999 as of 1 August 2019.

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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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Stadtmuseum Siegburg / 07.11.2019

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

The BIBB hosts its second conference on the economics of vocational education and training (VET) on November 7th and 8th 2019 in Siegburg. The conference will bring together researchers from all related fields to discuss the most recent empirical and theoretical results on this subject.

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bundesweit / 29.02.2020

Equal Care Day 2020

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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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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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