Education Chains initiative
The initiative "Graduation and continuation – Education chains up to the vocational training qualification” supports adolescents in finishing school, finding an apprenticeship placement and successfully completing their vocational education and training.
The objective is to integrate as many young people capable of vocational education and training as possible into apprenticeships with companies, to significantly reduce the number of school drop-outs, to improve the transition from school to an apprenticeship and later to professional life and to thus counteract the skilled labour shortage.
The so-called Education Chains initiative was established by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in 2010. These education chains are an important element in the initiative " Occupation as an opportunity – Future of vocational education and training”, which the BMBF has created to support vocational and advanced training in Germany.