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The German VET System

The German VET System

In this section you find information on the German VET system – on its success factors, its structure and components as well as on challenges and future topics for the further development of the system.

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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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Four out of five young people are being trained in their desired occupation
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Four out of five young people are being trained in their desired occupation

The vast majority (83%) of applicants able to find a company-based training position are receiving training in their desired occupation or in one of their desired occupations. These are the findings of the representative BA/BIBB applicant survey.

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1st German-African Forum on Vocational Training and Education
Monday, October 14, 2019

1st German-African Forum on Vocational Training and Education

iMOVE, the German-African Business Association and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia's representation in Berlin warmly invite you to attend the education forum on 20 November 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Find out more by the updated programme.

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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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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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50 years of the Vocational Training Act – a guarantor of high quality
Monday, September 23, 2019

50 years of the Vocational Training Act – a guarantor of high quality

The Vocational Training Act entered into force 50 years ago in September 1969. In the interview, BIBB President Esser acknowledges the Act as both a guarantor of the high quality of VET in Germany and that leaves stakeholders with plenty of scope to find practice-oriented solutions.

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Top performance for Germany
Friday, September 20, 2019

Top performance for Germany

The Cedefop Mobility Scoreboard 2019 is now online. The monitoring tool provides country information on the conditions of mobility for IVET learners in Europe. Germany’s overall performance was upgraded to “very good”. ReferNet Deutschland and the National Agency at BIBB provided the relevant input.

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The current trend is for digital competence measurement
Thursday, September 19, 2019

The current trend is for digital competence measurement

Digitalisation is opening up new opportunities for measuring competencies of trainees. Research indicates a clear trend towards computer-based testing tools. This is the finding of a literature-based overview study by BIBB which has now been published.

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50 years of the Vocational Training Act – its origins, and what the future holds
Thursday, September 19, 2019

50 years of the Vocational Training Act – its origins, and what the future holds

Vocational education and training in 1969 saw a lot of unsatisfied young people. “If you want cheap labour, get an apprentice” was a line they were no longer willing to accept, and they were becoming actively involved in the apprentice movement. Our interviewee, Dr. Klaus Heimann, was there.

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50 years of the Vocational Training Act – a successful instrument for promoting innovation
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

50 years of the Vocational Training Act – a successful instrument for promoting innovation

Before 1969, the craft trades was the only sector of the economy to provide statutory regulations for VET in the skilled crafts. What does Andreas Ehlert, a master craftsman and President of the Chamber of Crafts and Trades have to say about 50 years of the Vocational Training Act?

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50 years of the BBiG – a guarantor of high quality
Monday, September 2, 2019

50 years of the BBiG – a guarantor of high quality

The Vocational Training Act entered into force 50 years ago on 1 September 1969. BIBB President Esser marked the occasion by stating that the law is a guarantor of high-quality VET.

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Distance learning leads to specialist welding engineer qualification
Monday, August 5, 2019

Distance learning leads to specialist welding engineer qualification

The International Association of Welding Technology (GSI) conducts in excess of 20,000 training programmes and examinations in the field of welding. GSI Baltikum has joined forces with the e-learning department at the GSI in Germany to develop a course including integrated distance learning modules.

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“Create a closer link between initial and continuing VET”
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

“Create a closer link between initial and continuing VET”

BIBB President Esser has marked the beginning of the new training year on 1 August by emphasising the need for initial and continuing vocational education and training to be even more closely linked in future.

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New training regulations for the occupation of industrial cleaner
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

New training regulations for the occupation of industrial cleaner

The revision of the training occupation addresses technical, economic and organisational changes and developments that have taken place in craft trade practices in the field of industrial cleaning. The updated training regulations replace the existing regulations from 1999 as of 1 August 2019.

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bundesweit / 29.02.2020

Equal Care Day 2020

Der Equal Care Day ist eine Initiative, die Menschen, Organisationen und Institutionen international dazu aufruft, einen Aktionstag zu organisieren und zu feiern, der auf die mangelnde Wertschätzung und unfaire Verteilung von Care-Arbeit aufmerksam macht. Care-Arbeit ist überwiegend unsichtbare Arbeit, sie wird, genau wie der Schalttag 29. Februar, oft übergangen. Daher findet der Equal Care Day am 29. Februar in Schaltjahren und in allen anderen Jahren am 1. März statt.

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. The VET Glossary is a work in progress and updated and expanded on an ongoing basis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The most frequently asked questions regarding the German VET System, the recognition of qualifications or on how to start a career in Germany will be answered here.

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2016/2017 VET Data Report

The Data Report includes comprehensive information on and analyses of initial and continuing vocational education and training

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Presentation on VET in Germany

The presentation shows how the different stakeholders shape and drive Dual VET at the key "joints" of a vocational training system.

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DQR

With the help of the German Qualifications Framework (DQR) training content becomes transparent throughout Germany.

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