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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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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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Report on VET in Germany 2020
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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How to take digitalization and sustainability into account in training occupations
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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An insight into GOVET’s cooperation activities: VET reporting in Ghana
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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Open educational resources for more sustainability in transport and logistics
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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Germany’s response measures to the COVID-19 pandemic
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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Modern quality standards for hotels in Columbia
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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Food is how you make it - Training for sustainability in the skilled food trades
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Food is how you make it - Training for sustainability in the skilled food trades

Young people and their trainers fulfil an important function in the sustainable development of our society and its future. But sustainability concerns us all and has a key function in both small-scale and industrial food production. So what can sustainability look like in the food sector?

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GOVET in Greek / Η GOVET στα Ελληνικά
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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German and American vocational education experts exchange ideas on the impacts of COVID-19
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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BIBB Portal “Recognition in Germany” expands online presence
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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iMOVE features new internet portals
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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BWP 2/2020 published
Monday, May 4, 2020

BWP 2/2020 published

How will the new Nursing Professions Act change nursing training, and how can support be provided for practical implementation?

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Securing the drinking water supply
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Securing the drinking water supply

Water is our most precious resource. Water supply engineering technicians process water from wells, rivers and lakes in order to ensure that drinking water is available to us at proper quality levels. Water is part of the critical infrastructure.

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Nursing occupations gain significance
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Nursing occupations gain significance

The coronavirus epidemic has made us appreciate just what a key profession nursing is within society. People infected with coronavirus are being treated in every medical and care setting. It is now obvious that our need for qualified nurses and new nursing training entrants is greater than ever.

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The first point of contact in outpatient care
Thursday, April 23, 2020

The first point of contact in outpatient care

Outpatient medical services make a crucial contribution towards the diagnosis of illnesses and towards providing patients with the right advice and care. This also reduces the burden on hospitals. Medical assistants take on an important function within the team at a doctor’s surgery.

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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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