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Vocational education and training institutions from 15 countries held an opening ceremony for the alliance for dual VET in Latin America and the Caribbean. This highlight marked the end of the regional conference of CONALEP (the BIBB partner institute in Mexico), BIBB and ILO-Cinterfor.
The first Mexican training standards were prepared for the occupations of motor vehicle mechatronics technician and driver in an initial workshop with stakeholders in vocational education and training in Mexico and specialists from the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the BIBB.
Pilot projects in education and training have been running in Mexico under the Mexican model of dual education and training (MMFD) since 2013.The MMFD is based on the system of dual education and training in Germany. Mexican and German stakeholders will continue to develop the MMFD together in 2016.
Mexico and Costa Rica are seeking to expand VET along the lines of the German model. In order to boost the specific cooperation between these two countries and Germany, BIBB-President Esser accompanied Federal Minister of Education Johanna Wanka on a working trip to Latin America.
Dual VET – how do companies and vocational schools do it? The delegation from the Mexican BIBB partner institute CONALEP came with many questions about how dual VET is implemented. Over four days they had the chance to pose these questions to practitioners and to visit training centres.
High-ranking representatives from the Mexican vocational education and training system have met for talks on cooperation within the project "Further development of the Mexican dual VET model (MMFD)". This is the first stage of a "dialogue of equals between the state and trade and industry".