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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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German partners urgently needed
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

German partners urgently needed

iMOVE and the German-African Business Association organised the 1st German-African Forum on Vocational Training and Education in Berlin, Germany. Training experts from business presented successful examples of German–African cooperation in a range of industrial sectors.

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VET in Europe database online
Monday, January 6, 2020

VET in Europe database online

The new Cedefop ReferNet database is the main source of information about vocational education and training (VET) systems in the EU, Iceland and Norway. It includes diagrammes, generates reports and allows comparing by country and theme.

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BILT workshop on Migration and TVET
Thursday, December 19, 2019

BILT workshop on Migration and TVET

Participants from nine European countries (Italy, Malta, Sweden, Finland, Cyprus, Netherlands, Spain, Germany and United Kingdom) met for a workshop on ‘Migration in TVET’ at the University of Nottingham, UK, from 10 to 11 December 2019.

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iMOVE at BIBB presents 2019 Trend Barometer
Thursday, December 19, 2019

iMOVE at BIBB presents 2019 Trend Barometer

The practical training of skilled workers through the teaching of occupational employability skills is the unique selling point and key sales argument in international training markets for German exporters of initial and VET provision. This is shown by iMOVE at BIBB's 2019 Trend Barometer.

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2019 development of the training market
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

2019 development of the training market

Due to demographic trends, the demand from young people for dual training positions has fallen to under 600,000 for the first time. There was also a fall in the number of training positions on offer as well as newly concluded dual training contracts.

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2019 Recognition Report approved
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

2019 Recognition Report approved

The German cabinet has approved the report of the BMBF on the Recognition Act. The report consolidates the findings of the BIBB Recognition Monitoring Project. Almost 280,000 applications have so far been made for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications.

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The right mix of theory and praxis
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The right mix of theory and praxis

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.

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Workshop discusses development of dual VET in South Korea and Germany
Thursday, November 28, 2019

Workshop discusses development of dual VET in South Korea and Germany

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.

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Long-term mobility
Monday, November 25, 2019

Long-term mobility

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.

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Skilled refrigeration and air conditioning technology workers in Iran
Friday, November 22, 2019

Skilled refrigeration and air conditioning technology workers in Iran

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.

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Four out of five young people are being trained in their desired occupation
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Four out of five young people are being trained in their desired occupation

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.

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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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What’s the future of apprenticeships in Europe going to look like?
Friday, October 11, 2019

What’s the future of apprenticeships in Europe going to look like?

On October 7, 2019, Cedefop and OECD invited international experts from the field of economics and education to discuss “the next steps for apprenticeship”. Head of division Isabelle Le Mouillour and Dr. Philipp Grollmann represented the BIBB at the symposium in Paris.

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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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