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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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GOVET in Chinese / GOVET 中文
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

GOVET in Chinese / GOVET 中文

Materials, films and presentations on vocational training can be found on our Chinese landing page. / 关于双元制职业培训的相关资料,视频文件以及演示文件,请访问我们的中文页面。

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2nd ASEAN-German Education and Vocational Training Forum
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

2nd ASEAN-German Education and Vocational Training Forum

iMOVE and the OAV - German Asia-Pacific Business Association invite you to the 2nd ASEAN-German Education and Vocational Training Forum. The forum will take place on 24 March 2020 as part of the didacta trade fair in Stuttgart with the kind support of the Didacta Association.

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Success Stories Train-the-Trainer Solutions
Friday, February 7, 2020

Success Stories Train-the-Trainer Solutions

The "Developing Skills for Employability with German Partners – 8 Case Studies of Train-the-Trainer Solutions" brochures presents eight vocational education and training success stories of German and international partners. Read the new edition of the sector-specific success stories.

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Gaining experience abroad via the Erasmus+ programme
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Gaining experience abroad via the Erasmus+ programme

In order to learn and work abroad, more and more teachers and trainees from companies and vocational schools complete a stay in a European partner institution. An analysis by NA at BIBB shows how the number of stays abroad that counted towards vocational qualification has developed.

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More money in trainees’ pockets
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

More money in trainees’ pockets

In 2019, training allowances based on collective wage agreements increased across Germany by an average of 3.8% to €939 gross per month. The rise in allowances was thus similar to that recorded in 2018 (3.7%).

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Maintaining the cultural heritage of the craft trades
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Maintaining the cultural heritage of the craft trades

There is a growing sense of awareness in Germany of the cultural heritage of the craft trades. Therefore, nationally standardised advanced training regulations for the qualification of “Certified restorer in the craft trades” in 19 different trades are introduced for the first time.

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“Career Orientation for Refugees” programme to continue
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

“Career Orientation for Refugees” programme to continue

As of now, inter-company training centres and comparable organisations are able to submit new applications to the BIBB within the scope of the “Career Orientation for Refugees” Programme. BOF courses may be implemented until the end of 2021.

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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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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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