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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.
1st German-African Forum on Vocational Training and Education
The 1st German-African Forum on Vocational Training and Education will take place on 20 November 2019 in Berlin, Germany. In cooperation with the state of North Rhine-Westphalia's representation in Berlin, iMOVE and the German-African Business Association warmly invite you to attend.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.