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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.