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VET in Europe database online
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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German partners urgently needed
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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Strengthening VET in Africa
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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International experts discuss innovation in VET in Bonn
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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BILT workshop on Migration and TVET
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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The right mix of theory and praxis
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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Long-term mobility
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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Workshop discusses development of dual VET in South Korea and Germany
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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BILT Workshop on New Qualifications and Competencies in TVET
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

BILT Workshop on New Qualifications and Competencies in TVET

How do new qualifications and competencies find their way into practice, both through their integration in curricula and their implementation in teaching and training? This question was at the core of the workshop that took place in Lausanne from 12-13 November 2019.

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BILT workshop on Entrepreneurship in TVET
Monday, November 25, 2019

BILT workshop on Entrepreneurship in TVET

The Basque UNEVOC centre TKNIKA hosted the third of five thematic workshops within the BILT project corresponding from 30-31 October 2019 in San Sebastian/Spain. Experts from various European countries presented and analyzed innovative practices in Entrepreneurship.

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BILT workshop on Greening TVET
Monday, November 25, 2019

BILT workshop on Greening TVET

The workshop on Innovative European Initiatives for Greening TVET took place at Paola/Malta from 23-24 October 2019. It addressed current challenges related to the increasing demand for green skills from the labour market perspective and the impact of integrating green skills into the curriculum.

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Skilled refrigeration and air conditioning technology workers in Iran
Friday, November 22, 2019

Skilled refrigeration and air conditioning technology workers in Iran

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.

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US shows increasing interest in dual training
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

US shows increasing interest in dual training

Following an invitation from the German Embassy, Prof. Ertl last week participated as an expert as regards the dual VET system in high-level events taking place in Boston and in Washington DC. The background is a legislative initiative to introduce Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs.

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“Digital media in VET” roadshow goes international
Thursday, October 10, 2019

“Digital media in VET” roadshow goes international

The nationally successful “Digital media in VET” roadshow has now also made its international debut. BIBB and Asia-based VET stakeholders presented examples of good practice at the specialist trade fair „Worlddidac Asia“ in Bangkok.

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Moldova: Structural reforms for a strong VET system
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Moldova: Structural reforms for a strong VET system

Moldova is well ahead of its neighbours in terms of VET. It is the only country in South Eastern Europe that offers a dual VET system with clear-cut shared roles embedded in an institutional architecture. For this reason, it can play a pioneering role when introducing dual VET.

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What’s the future of apprenticeships in Europe going to look like?
Friday, October 11, 2019

What’s the future of apprenticeships in Europe going to look like?

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.

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The 2019 BIBB mission in Vietnam
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The 2019 BIBB mission in Vietnam

The Vietnam VET report 2018, Greening VET and the Vietnam VET Strategy 2021-2030 were the themes in the last BIBB mission in Vietnam in the context of the vocational training cooperation with the National Institute of Vocational Education and Training (NIVT).

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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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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