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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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Modern continuing education centre for skilled workers in Haiti
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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Learning app supporting uniform training quality in system catering
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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BIBB contributed to UNESCO-UNEVOC study
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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New Study addresses German-Italian Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training
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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Karliczek: Education teaches European values
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
Success Stories Mobility and Logistics
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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German-Israeli Programme for Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training: Creating prospects together
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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Railway-Specific Vocational Education for Young Emiratis
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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Online Presentation: Bridging Courses for India
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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Joint workshop by BIBB and VETNET
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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TVET in Sub-Saharan Africa: the state of research
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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International conference on VET research
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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European Vocational Skills Week: ‘VET for Green and Digital Transitions'
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
Passed! Trainee motor vehicle mechatronics technicians score points in demonstration examinations
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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VET in Germany. An overview of the professional qualification opportunities in Germany
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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German VET system in 2’30”
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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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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Covid-19

BIBB is addressing the possible impacts which the coronavirus crisis may have on VET and on development on the labour and training market.

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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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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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