Monday, February 26, 2024

China: Competence Center 4.0 opened

The "German Teaching Method Competence Center", a cooperative venture with the Institute for Training and Careers, opened at Shunde Polytechnic College at the end of 2023. The role of the Competence Center is to shape transformation processes for Vocational Education and Training 4.0.

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Thursday, January 18, 2024

Trainer exchange Costa Rica and Germany - first-hand experience

"From trainer to trainer..." - In order to learn from each other, direct dialogue is often the best. This was the experience of Enrique Mejia Cespedes from the Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje Costa Rica. With the support of GOVET, he realised an exchange of trainers at the Schlosshotel Gedern.

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Drinking water management for Mongolia

Together with project partners in Mongolia, Bau Bildung Sachsen – a construction training provider based in Saxony, Germany – is using curricula, teaching materials and training activities to deliver expertise in all matters relating to drinking water and integrated water resource management.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

ReferNet 2024-27

BIBB will again be a partner of Cedefop in the ReferNet network for the next 4 years. Following a successful application, the ReferNet team at BIBB will continue to report on VET policy developments in Germany and provide information on European initiatives. 

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Standards make vocational education and training

From the occupational description to the training plan – BIBB/GOVET staged two workshops in Costa Rica with participants from the country’s Ministry of Education and National Education Institute on the development and implementation of training regulations in the Costa-Rican training system.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

IT + VET: perfect for the future!

At the end of October, a Costa Rican delegation learnt about VET in the areas of IT and cyber security. Together with GOVET, participants from the Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (INA) visited companies and institutions to discover more about the various training opportunities.

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

BILT Learning Forum 2023 in Bonn

Around 100 vocational education and training experts from Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe took part in the event on-site with nearly an additional 400 participants online.

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Monday, October 23, 2023

10 years of successful international vocational education and training cooperation – review and outlook

Major stakeholders marked a significant anniversary by convening to debate international vocational education and training cooperation. The central focus was on the contribution this collaboration can make to meeting current and future challenges.

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

19 becomes one! Looking back at Ghana’s harmonisation process in vocational education and training

The Ghanaian VET system has undergone radical reforms since 2020. Prior to this point, responsibility for VET rested with a total of 19 ministries. Due to the reform process, this competence was centrally allocated to the Ministry of Education in 2020. What has changed, what has happened since?

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Thursday, September 28, 2023

International Conference from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2023 in Bonn: VET, Skilled Workers and Transformation

BIBB organizes an international conference in Bonn that brings together researchers from different disciplines to highlight and discuss the active contribution of VET and skilled workers to technological and ecological innovation. Registration is now open.

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Friday, August 4, 2023

Italy – reforms for modern vocational education and training

Italy is modernising its vocational education and training and seeking to simplify access. The aim is for current reform projects to pave the way, something which became clear at the Technical Meeting in Rome.

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Panel discussion at the BILT conference
Monday, July 31, 2023

BILT Asia-Pacific Conference

In June 2023, the regional conference of the “Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET” (BILT) initiative was held in Singapore. The event focused on the impact of digitalisation and greening on technical and vocational education and training, particularly for the hospitality and tourism sector.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

GOVET brochure about Initial and continuing vocational education and training in Germany now available in four languages

The occupational structure in Germany is undergoing constant change. The GOVET brochure entitled: “Initial and continuing vocational education and training. A summary of vocational training opportunities in Germany” provides helpful guidance and is now available in French and Spanish.

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Friday, June 30, 2023

ReferNet study visit

On 20 and 21 June, colleagues from the higher VET department at the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills gained an insight into higher VET qualification in Germany. The agenda included talks at BIBB but also at a chamber of skilled crafts and a company.

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Group photo of costa-rican guests with colleagues from GOVET and BMBF
Monday, June 12, 2023

Working group from Costa Rica on VET visits Germany

Getting to know Germany's dual VET system in all its facets was the declared goal of the working group from Costa Rica's VET Commission. With this in mind, GOVET organised a one-week study visit to Germany for the ten-member delegation. The conclusion of the participants at the end: Goal achieved.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

South Africa: Sustainability in vocational education and training

South Africa and its neighbors are developing strategies for vocational education that promote a sustainable and green economy. Experts from both countries recently exchanged ideas during a study tour in Berlin which included participation at the re:publica conference.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Early leaving from VET

How do we understand early leaving from VET in Germany? The situation is presented based on two indicators. Further, factors that can lead to a premature termination of training are addressed and preventive measures are presented. The impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on ELVET concludes the report.

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Videoconference with eight participants
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Another partner in vocational education and training in Latin America

With the signing of a cooperation agreement, BIBB and the Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training of the International Labour Organization (ILO/Cinterfor) deepen their commitment and interest in working and learning together in vocational education and training.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Thailand – Going for innovative VET

Representatives of Thailand’s VET system undertook a five-day study tour to Germany in order to learn about various aspects of dual VET. VET research as a focal point of interest led the delegation to BIBB.

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Monday, April 17, 2023

Hospitality and Tourism Sector

The broshure "Developing Skills for Employability with German Partners – 8 Case Studies from the Hospitality and Tourism Sector" presents eight vocational education and training success stories of German providers worldwide.

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Monday, April 3, 2023

VET in Great Britain: Skills shortage as a key challenge

There is a shortage of well-trained skilled workers in the UK - in an ageing society. The United Kingdom wants to strengthen its vocational training system and is looking to Germany to do so. VET experts from both countries exchanged views at an event hosted by GIUK London.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

New institutional cooperation: BIBB cooperates with the Commission for TVET Ghana

BIBB maintains cooperation agreements with a total of 32 vocational training and research institutes worldwide. The latest addition is the cooperation with Ghana, building upon the committed cooperation of GOVET and CTVET.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Tourism: modern vocational training as a solution to the shortage of skilled workers

The tourism industry offers many training opportunities and yet struggles with declining training numbers. On the other hand, dual training secures the skilled workers of tomorrow - but how exactly is it implemented? GOVET visited companies, schools and chambers with a delegation from Costa Rica.

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

Skilled worker shortage in the water and wastewater industry – a worldwide challenge

Water is a vital raw material and a human right. Within the context of global efforts to secure a supply of skilled workers for such a key resource, multipliers from sub-Saharan Africa undertook a study visit to look at aspects of German initial and continuing training in the (waste)water sector.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Informal learning in vocational education and training – a meaningless myth?

What role plays informal learning in VET worldwide? International researchers and experts exchanged on this topic at the regular annual conference staged by the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.), which is based at the University of Cologne.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

A reinforcement of Germany’s commitment to vocational education and training in Ghana – the educataGhana 2022

This year’s educataGhana offered an attractive and forward-looking picture to its audience by showcasing a number of remarkable further developments in vocational education and training, such as the first TVET Report. It also shows the success of bilateral VET cooperation with German institutions.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Dualised training for the future in Rwanda

The education and training organisation of employers from Germany's south-western state of Baden-Württemberg (Bildungswerk der Baden-Württembergischen Wirtschaft) is using the "PartnerRwanda" project to implement dual training programmes and practice-based short-term training in Rwanda.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Digital Train-the-Trainer Solutions

The broshure "Developing Skills for Employability with German Partners" presents eight vocational education and training success stories of German providers worldwide. The publication is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

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Monday, November 21, 2022

25th anniversary of IHBB

The International Handbook of Vocational Education and Training (IHBB) has celebrated its 25th anniversary. The editors marked the occasion by presenting a new collected volume to around 50 invited guests and also took the opportunity to look back at the history of this series of BIBB publications.

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Friday, November 25, 2022

European “Peer Learning Activity”: VET and the green transition

On 24-25 October, 41 experts from across Europe discussed the role of vocational education and training for the ecological transformation. To get insight into German best practices, the European Working Group was invited to Bonn by the BMBF and the European Commission.

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Monday, November 14, 2022

BIBB and South Korea join forces to conduct research into the future of work and of VET

The recent BIBB Congress afforded an opportunity for the President of KRIVET, our South Korean partner institute, to engage with BIBB’s senior management on a personal level.

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Drei Ministerinnen aus Afrika
Monday, November 7, 2022

2nd German-African Forum on Vocational Training and Education

At the 2nd German-African Forum on Vocational Training and Education organised by iMOVE and the German-African Business Association, the German education sector was introduced to around 85 attendees, including three education ministers from Angola, Ghana, and Namibia.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The International Expert Monitor on work-based learning in IVET

As part of the IEM–project, the first virtual workshop “IEM Results, Reflections and the next Round” took place on 12th of October 2022. At the invitation of the BIBB the participating international experts from the IEM-network exchanged their views on the results from the first survey round.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Best practice examples and recommendations for dual training in Latin America

The findings and recommendations from five country studies on dual training approaches in Latin America are now available. The publication will be presented in a virtual event on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. German time.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Visit by Ghanaian delegation – a milestone in German-Ghanaian VET cooperation

BIBB hosted a high-ranking delegation led by Gifty Twum-Ampofo, Deputy Minister of Education of Ghana. This visit signifies and acknowledges the successful cooperation which GOVET supports in Ghana, in a consultative capacity, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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Friday, October 14, 2022

Training courses for employees in the electroplating industry kick off successfully

Employees from Thai electroplating companies in Bangkok attended the "Applied Electrochemistry - Practical Electroplating" course at the SCHOOLPLATE Academy for the first time. BIBB evaluated the development and implementation of the course. The evaluation report is now available.

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Monday, October 10, 2022

VET in Europe tool updated

The Cedefop ReferNet database with detailed information on VET systems in the EU, Iceland and Norway has been updated. Have a look at diagrammes, generate reports or compare by country and theme! Since 2019, the contents of the "VET in Europe" reports are available online.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Ghana – setting the future course of the Commission for TVET

How can (and must) a national vocational education and training agency be structured in order to foster a sustainable TVET system? GOVET has been working on behalf of the BMBF to advise the Ghanaian Commission for TVET on organisational development and to lay down important markers for the future.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

EPALE Akademie – Organisationsentwicklung in Richtung Europäisierung

Projektarbeit auf europäischer Ebene ist eine Chance, die Organisationsentwicklung im Bereich der Erwachsenenbildung voranzutreiben und sichtbar zu machen. Dieser online Workshop zeigt am 02.09.2022 anhand praktischer Beispiele, wie die Entwicklung der eigenen Organisation gefördert werden kann.

Zur Anmeldung auf EPALE
Friday, July 22, 2022

High level interest in the German VET system from Mozambique

The Mozambican State Secretary for Vocational Education and Training visited BIBB in order to obtain greater familiarity with the VET system in Germany. Highly interesting specialist presentations and stimulating discussions provided new insights and impetuses on all sides.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

New study on recognition-related training courses

The BIBB Recognition monitoring delivers current findings on the organisation, provision and challenges with regard to recognition-related training programmes in medical professions and dual occupations and draws conclusions for practice. The key points in brief are available in English.

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Friday, June 3, 2022

ReferNet 20th anniversary

The European network is turning 20 years in 2022! In the national teams, experts not only provide information on the national VET system, they also act as a broker of information on VET across Europe through the network.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

VR authoring tools strengthen learning quality in Indonesia's vocational schools.

What challenges in Indonesia's TVET system can be addressed through the use of VR-based learning content? What role do teachers play in developing such learning opportunities and how can EdTech companies, policy makers and schools work together to successfully embed VR technologies in education?

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

VET success story - E-Tourism Management in Iraq

Deutsche Management Akademie Niedersachsen (DMAN) qualifies specialists and managers for the success on international markets. DMAN offers knowledge transfer and exchange of experiences, and supports companies in their strategic development and helps them tap business potentials at home and abroad.

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Monday, April 4, 2022

Costa Rica launches dual vocational education and training

A total of eight companies, three vocational schools and 34 trainees are involved in the first dual training courses in Costa Rica, which has been officially launched now. The significance of this step for young people, for the companies and for the country was highlighted at two opening ceremonies.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Online Trainer Qualification: Training for Colombian Trainers

Over 1,500 participants from eight different countries in Latin America have already successfully completed the distance learning course "Training of Trainers". There is also great interest from other countries in the region in this online offer, which has been developed by the Christiani Academy.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

GOVET publication: International Perspectives on the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Vocational Education and Training

In the partner countries of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) far-reaching impacts on education and occupational systems are expected. 19 expert articles from eight countries provide national and international insights into the extraordinary situation.

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

2nd International BIBB Roadshow "Digital Media in VET“

With the International BIBB Roadshow 2021, BIBB offered insights into the use of digital media in VET for the 2nd time after 2019. The focus was on so-called immersive technologies, such as virtual reality, and their use in vocational training practice.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Train-the-Trainer-Programm für Mali

THE MAK'ED TEAM consultancy firm has introduced the Moodle learning management system at a peacekeeping school, with iMOVE acting as intermediary.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

#CedefopPhotoAward 2021

Teams of VET learners can share their experience related to green or digital skills in a photostory or video clip for a chance to win trips to the European Vocational Skills Week 2022 or to the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.

Apply by 21 November! 

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Success Stories from China

The "Developing Skills for Employability with German Partners – 8 Case Studies from China " brochures presents eight vocational education and training success stories of German providers in China. Download the publication in English or Chinese!

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Picture of Prof. Dr. Hubert Ertl, vice president of the BIBB
Thursday, September 9, 2021

German-Indonesian exchange on the future of VET

How can VET institutions, companies and governments contribute to the development of VET to adequately prepare young people for the demands of the modern world of work? To explore this question, BIBB took part in an exchange with Indonesian and German representatives.

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Latin America and the Caribbean establish a strategic alliance for dual VET

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.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Private dual vocational schools in Serbia

The development of recent years has led to Belgrade getting a vocational school, Klett EDU, which includes essential elements and practices of German dual vocational education. Currently, training courses are offered in industrial mechatronics, hotel management, welding and German.

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Morocco: Training regulations as a framework for training close to the labour market

The virtual delegation visit of a group from Morocco was themed "Training regulations and how they are created". From 29 June to 1 July, experts from research and practice presented the development, implementation and evaluation of training occupations in Germany.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

GOVET in Arabic / GOVET باللغة العربية

Our new landing page offers materials, films and presentations on VET in Germany for our target groups from Arabic-speaking countries. / تقدم صفحتنا المقصودة الجديدة المواد والأفلام والعروض التقديمية لمجموعاتنا المستهدفة من البلدان الناطقة باللغة العربية.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

BIBB continues advisory in the SCHOOLPLATE project

The results of the prior exploratory phase form the basis for the realization of initial and continuing vocational education and training offers for the Thai electroplating industry under the leadership of Fraunhofer IPA. BIBB was commissioned with the process evaluation of the project.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Vocational education and training institutes in the German-speaking countries stage their first virtual contact seminar

The topics debated at the 2021 Contact Seminar held together with austrian and swiss partner institutes were the need to secure a supply of qualified skilled workers and new approaches being adopted in VET research. The event took place virtually for the very first time because of the pandemic.

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Cooperation with KRIVET in South Korea extended until 2024

The long-standing and fruitful cooperation between BIBB and the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET) in South Korea will be extended for another three years.

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is creating major challenges for VET. The crisis has shed a clearer light on existing problem situations, and the pressure to seek solutions has generated considerable momentum too. How much of this momentum will be retained and go on to leave a lasting mark on VET?

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Erasmus+ Project EXPOVET - European joint further qualification for export experts

The project ‚Export Expert‘ held its final forum on 26 March 2021 presenting its EQF level 6 qualification for international trade. Three universities and business representatives developed this joint qualification, building up on expertise across borders of Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Germany.

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Eight video clips: Permeability in vocational education and training

What is important in the transition from school to work? Why do young people choose dual VET? What further development opportunities are there afterwards? GOVET spoke in eight video interviews with apprentices, trainers and project leaders from the field of technology.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

On-the-job training in German gastronomy for Thais

Training support from Thai skilled workers with German training.


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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Modern continuing education centre for skilled workers in Haiti

Private university raises its profile and ability to act on the education market.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Digital learning platform for the hotel sector in Ghana

The German education technology company platform3L integrates playful micro-learning into the daily work of hotel employees in Ghana.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Learning app supporting uniform training quality in system catering

The learning platform of „inside“, a German provider of digital solutions for company-based training, is also suitable as a source of reference.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

GOVET learning video: Dual VET in Germany – now available in Indonesian

The German Dual VET system is a reference model for many countries. But what does "Dual" mean? And how does Dual VET work exactly? In the explanatory film GOVET provides answers. The film is now available in 13 languages - including an Indonesian version.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Cooperation agreement with Vietnam prolonged until 2023

The trilateral agreement between BIBB, National Institute for Vocational Education and Training (NIVT) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has been prolonged for three years. The cooperation focuses on the implementation of a sustainable monitoring system in Vietnam.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

BIBB contributed to UNESCO-UNEVOC study

A study on ‚Boosting gender equality in science and technology. A challenge for TVET programmes and careers‘ was published by UNESCO-UNEVOC with the support of BIBB.

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Monday, December 7, 2020

New Study addresses German-Italian Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training

What is the situation with German-Italian relationships in vocational education and training? What cooperation projects and partnerships are there and who are the actors involved? These questions are the focus of a new research project as part of the two countries' TVET cooperation.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Karliczek: Education teaches European values

At their last meeting during the German Presidency of the Council, EU Education Ministers give a clear signal for freedom of expression and pave the way for a digital and climate-friendly European Education Area.

read the BMBF press release of 20 November 2020
Friday, November 27, 2020

German-Israeli Programme for Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training: Creating prospects together

Germany and Israel have very different vocational education and training systems, but the challenges are similar. At the “German-Israeli Forum”, representatives from the German Ministry of Education and the Israeli Ministry of Labour discussed priority areas for future cooperation

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Success Stories Mobility and Logistics

The "Developing Skills for Employability with German Partners – 8 Case Studies from the Mobility and Logistics Sector " brochures presents eight vocational education and training success stories of German and international partners. Download the publication!

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Railway-Specific Vocational Education for Young Emiratis

To be prepared for the future challenges of the railway market in the United Arab Emirates, the local railway organization Etihad Rail DB commissioned the German company DB Engineering & Consulting to develop and implement a sustainable vocational education program for young Emiratis.

read more on the iMOVE website
Friday, November 20, 2020

Online Presentation: Bridging Courses for India

On 19 November 2020, four German training providers presented their offers of preparation courses for skilled labour and future apprenticies from India, who intend to work or train in Germany.

read more on the iMOVE website
Friday, November 6, 2020

International conference on VET research

30 high-ranking representatives of national VET institutes and research facilities from 14 European countries met at a virtual conference at the invitation of BIBB to exchange views on VET research in Europe and in its international environment.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Joint workshop by BIBB and VETNET

BIBB has set itself the goal of strengthening cooperation between the national VET research institutions in Europe. The role of research is to be worked out by means of a survey and in various events and possibilities for cooperation are to be discussed.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

TVET in Sub-Saharan Africa: the state of research

In 2019, GOVET published a survey on behalf of BMBF on the state of research in vocational education and training in Sub-Saharan Africa. This survey has now been translated into English and two new chapters added. It makes an active contribution to the research landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Friday, November 6, 2020

European Vocational Skills Week: ‘VET for Green and Digital Transitions'

The European Vocational Skills Week 2020 will take place digitally across the European Union from 9 to 13 November 2020. It is organised by the European Commission in partnership with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, as part of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Official Press Release of the European Commission
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Strengthening and connecting VET research in Europe

At a virtual conference hosted by BIBB, representatives of national vocational education and training institutes and research facilities from 14 European countries spoke out in favour of further developing and strengthening VET research in Europe.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Passed! Trainee motor vehicle mechatronics technicians score points in demonstration examinations

Why are common training and examination standards important when it comes to the quality of vocational education and training? A film about German-Russian demonstration examinations in the field of mechatronics has the answer.

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Monday, November 2, 2020

Cooperation between learning venues

This issue of BWP looks at new areas of potential and arising challenges for the cooperation between learning venues. It provides readers with food for thought and presents examples of good practice.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

VET in Germany. An overview of the professional qualification opportunities in Germany

The large number of enquiries from all over the world are evidence of the interest in Germany’s dual VET. Less well known are the many other qualification pathways in the German VET system. GOVET has produced a brochure that provides an overview of the German occupational and training landscape.

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Monday, October 12, 2020

German VET system in 2’30”

This animated video is based on the new ReferNet Spotlight brochure. It gives an overview of the state of play of Germany’s education and training system, its distinctive features, the particular challenges the country faces and the policy responses it has been developing.

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Vietnam Vocational Education and Training Report 2018

The Vietnam Vocational Education and Training Report 2018 provides status information on various aspects of VET activities in Vietnam.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Recommendations for the Vietnamese VET-strategy

For the second time within 20 years, BIBB provided advice on the development of a national 10-year VET-strategy for Viet Nam. BIBB developed the recommendations with support of its Vietnamese partner institution NIVT and GIZ. Results are now available.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Report on VET in Germany 2020

This detailed report describes the German VET system. It presents the key features as well as the challenges and policy responses, e.g. an attractive VET for all and how to deal with the challenges of digitalisation and the commitment to sustainability.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

What does the digital future of work mean for development cooperation?

The "future of work" in the informal economy presents opportunities and challenges in development cooperation. How are work and employment in developing countries changing with the digital transformation? A current GIZ publication provides answers.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

How to take digitalization and sustainability into account in training occupations

The standard occupational profile items apply cross-professionally to all 326 training occupations. They now have been further developed and take aspects of digitalization and sustainability explicitly into account. GOVET offers an overview in Arabic, German, English, Hebrew, Russian and Spanish.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

New project milestones

The international research team is driving the project forward by means of, among other things, regular online project meetings, a contribution to the 32nd SASE conference and a newly acquired project partner.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

An insight into GOVET’s cooperation activities: VET reporting in Ghana

GOVET and the Ghanaian Council of Technical and Vocational Education and Training collaborate in reporting on VET. While the first Ghanaian TVET report is still work in progress, the collaboration itself is already  a good example of adapting aspects of the German Dual system to other VET systems.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Open educational resources for more sustainability in transport and logistics

The module handbook of Pro-DEENLA is an example of how open educational resources (OER) can work in VET. It is aimed at trainees and trainers in freight forwarding and logistics. We talked to Harald Hantke from the University of Lüneburg about why the Pro-DEENLA tasks have international relevance.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Vocational Education and Training in Europe

This issue of BWP marks the beginning of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union by looking at the current challenges being faced with regard to structuring the European Education Area and creating attractive vocational education and training in Europe.

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Germany’s response measures to the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven governments around the world to take decisive action for health protection, economic stimulus packages and reorganisation of public services, e.g. in education or social security systems. Germany has also taken extensive measures to strengthen its Dual VET system.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Modern quality standards for hotels in Columbia

In autumn 2019, the German education and training provider HOTQUA trained 60 skilled workers and managers from 24 hotels in Antioquia, a region in the north-west of Columbia, in quality management. Read the new success story.

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Spotlight on VET Germany 2020

This short brochure describes the German VET system. It outlines the key features as well as the challenges and policy responses, e.g. an attractive VET for all and how to deal with the challenges of digitalisation and the commitment to sustainability.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Strong VET in the coronavirus crisis

On 1 July 2020, Germany took its turn to assume the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for a period of six months. The main thematic focuses of European cooperation over the coming six months will be digitalisation, sustainability and a post-2020 VET strategy.

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Out now: 2019 Report on the Recognition Act in English

An English translation of the Report on the Recognition Act 2019 is now available. The Federal Government adopted the report of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research on 11 December 2019. The report consolidates the findings of the BIBB Recognition Monitoring.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

German and American vocational education experts exchange ideas on the impacts of COVID-19

Inspired by the international GOVET survey regarding the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on VET and the labour market, the US Department of Labor initiated a digital round table on this topic. BIBB Director of Research Prof. Hubert Ertl opened this first well-founded exchange of expertise.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

GOVET in Greek / Η GOVET στα Ελληνικά

Material, films and presentations on vocational training can be found on our Greek landing page. / Ενημερωτικό υλικό, βίντεο και παρουσιάσεις για τη δυική κατάρτιση θα βρείτε στην ελληνόφωνη ιστοσελίδα μας.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

BIBB Portal “Recognition in Germany” expands online presence

The BIBB run portal of the German Federal Government for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications presents itself with new content, a new structure and a new design. There are now dedicated sections for international skilled workers, counsellors, and employers.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

BIBB goes remote

In an interview, that was first released for the re:publica 2020, BIBB President Esser answers questions about the current "systemically relevant" issues and challenges in the Corona crisis. The interview is now available on the BIBB YouTube channel with subtitles in English, Russian and Spanish.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

iMOVE features new internet portals

The iMOVE portals have undergone a comprehensive modernization process and are now accessible in a brand new design. On the basis of the latest technology in the field of web design, the guiding policy of the new layout is “mobile first”. The international portal has been completely restructured.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Newsletter series on Indo-German VET cooperation

GOVET and the National Skills Network (NSN) in India start with a newsletter series on Indo-German vocational training cooperation. The six-month series will highlight core issues of vocational education and training in both countries and present the BMBF's bilateral VET cooperation.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Adapting VET to digitalisation

The report focuses on the responsiveness of the German VET system to the challenges of digitalisation, AI and the future of work. What are the policy strategies and initiatives to modernise VET and how can digital technologies and media support learning practices?

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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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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

GOVET in Chinese / GOVET 中文

Material, 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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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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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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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Need for skilled workers in the Thai electroplating industry

In the context of the SCHOOLPLATE project, BIBB and Fraunhofer IPA will support the Thai electroplating industry in developing suitable VET measures.

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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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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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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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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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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Strengthening VET in Africa

The exchange of experience and ideas on projects and initiatives for successful vocational education and training cooperation is the focus of the 1st German-African Forum on VET which is being organised by BIBB and the German-African Business Association in Berlin.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

International experts discuss innovation in VET in Bonn

From 2 to 3 December 2019, over 100 delegates from 40 countries came together as part of the “UNEVOC Global Forum on Advancing Learning and Innovation in TVET”. Prof. Dr. Hubert Ertl, Director of Research and Vice President of BIBB, chaired the closing panel discussion.

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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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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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Monday, November 25, 2019

Long-term mobility

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.

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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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The German VET system

The German VET system

The English BIBB website offers a new section that provides an overview of the German vocational education and training system.

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International Handbook of Vocational Education and Training: Mexico

International Handbook of Vocational Education and Training: Mexico

The title is part of the International Handbook of Vocational Education and Training, the standard reference for comparative research in vocational education in German.

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Work-based Learning as a Pathway to Competence-based Education

Work-based Learning as a Pathway to Competence-based Education

Inspired by research evidence from a diversity of recent national projects, the book offers new insights in conducive factors for learning on the level of the individual subject and the work environment.

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VET Trends 2018

VET Trends 2018

This special edition singles out some of the current subjects to be discussed within the professional community and by the interested public at national, European and international level.

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Quality assurance of company-based training in the dual system in Germany

Quality assurance of company-based training in the dual system in Germany

This brochure contains a structured overview of central quality assurance mechanisms which underlie the company-based part of initial training in the dual system in Germany.

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Modernisation Of Vocational Education And Training

Modernisation Of Vocational Education And Training

BIBB meets the challenge of the increasing globalisation, demographic change and developments in economy and technology by identifying future VET tasks, promoting innovations and developing practically oriented solutions.

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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.

look up terms in the VET Glossary