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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.

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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.

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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