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Archive 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Quality assurance of company-based training in the dual system in Germany - Brochure for practioners and VET experts

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.
It informs about the most important regulations, procedures and stakeholders which secure and pursue the further development of training quality at the company as a learning venue. Addressed are education and training experts from the field of academic research, policy making and practice in Germany and Europe.

You can download the brochure on the BIBB website.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

BWP Special Edition: 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. The articles address two topics that are of permanent concern in international cooperation (Future of Work-Based Learning and Financing VET) and two further issues that have become highly pertinent over recent years (Digital Transformation – VET 4.0 and Migration and Integration). By pointing out these topics and publishing them in English, we hope to give you an insight in trends and progress within the German system of vocational education and training (VET) and to encourage the discussion on many levels.

You can download the publication on the BIBB Website.

Monday, July 3, 2017

BIBB terminology for VET experts

The BIBB terminology contains a selection of important terms in the field of vocational education and training. It is helpful for experts when working with texts concerning VET. You can find the new revised and extended edition below.

Link: Publication as download

Under the menu item "Tools" we provide more glossaries and terminologies. Link: Glossaries and terminologies

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

USA expands dual apprenticeships

US-President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that envisages to expand dual apprenticeships. It gives more freedom to companies, unions, industrial groups and federal agencies to create opportunities for apprenticeships. The reform partly follows the dual system in Germany.

More information on the website of the White House.

Source: White House, 21 June 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

GOVET contributes to GIZ/AIZ course on vocational education and training

As in the years before, the Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) of GIZ offers courses in the field of vocational education and training in the context of international cooperation. In October, the course will be available in English. GOVET will also be part of this event.

Study Tour- The dual TVET system in Germany
16.10.2017 - 20.10.2017; Different locations in Germany
The study tour will give an overview of the German Dual TVET system with the roles and functions of key stakeholders (private sector, public and private TVET institutions, social partners) and their cooperation mechanisms. It will also offer networking opportunities with German institutions and discussions on transfer options. This tour is intended for staff of GIZ and external customers, i.e. staff from partner organisations (TVET institutions, the private sector or relevant ministries).

Please find further information on this course and other training opportunities on the GIZ/AIZ website.

Please contact Sabrina Fath and Laurette Klein for further assistance.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

First Cedefop opinion survey on VET

Cedefop has published the May 2017 issue of “Skillset and match”. In this issue, Cedefop presents the findings of the first Cedefop opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET) in Europe. Antonio Ranieri head of Cedefop’s Department for Learning and Employability, which was in charge of the survey, speaks of the important role people’s opinions can play in designing future VET policies.

Further topics in this issue:

- Treaty of Rome: the roots of today’s European VET policy
- VET in the 21st century
- Sheeding light on skill mismatch in the European labour market

You can download “Skillset and match” from the Cedefop website.

ReferNet publishes new country report

Thursday, May 18, 2017

VET in Europe – 2016 Country Report is published

The 2016 report presents an overview of the vocational educational and Training (VET) system in Germany: external factors influencing VET; providing VET in a lifelong learning perspective; shaping VET qualifications and promoting participation in VET.

The country report "VET in Europe – 2016 Country Report Germany" belongs to a series of country reports that provide an overview of the VET systems in all EU member states plus Iceland and Norway. The reports are compiled by ReferNet, the European information network initiated by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop).

VET in Europe Germany (PDF Download)

Further Information:

European information network for vocational education and training (ReferNet)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Dual VET standards in English now available for the occupation of glazier

GOVET now provides translated frame regulations and frame curricula in English for the occupation of glazier. On our website you can find more translated frame regulations and frame curricula in English, German and Spanish for several occupations.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Economic Policy Forum publishes a Policy Paper on the role of the Private Sector in VET

This Policy Paper analyses the VET system in four selected countries – namely India, the Republic of Korea, South Africa and Vietnam. The study focuses on the private sector engagement in the four selected countries. It identifies developments and good practices and derives transnational policy recommendations to strengthen the role of the private sector.

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Indian Budget 2017 – Provision for Vocational Education & Training

The Finance Minister of India, Mr. Arun Jaitely presented his budget in parliament on 2 February 2017, keeping his promises of employment generation, promoting investments and strengthening the delivery of public services. Designed around ten distinct themes including 'Energising youth through education, skills and jobs' the Finance Minister amply provisioned for existing initiatives to be scaled up and newer initiatives to be launched.

More information on the iMOVE Website

speaker reports on vocational education and training in India

Monday, February 13, 2017

Eight years of vocational education and training reform in India

The reform of the Indian vocational education and training (VET) sector was the topic of an iMOVE at the BIBB seminar at the end of January 2017 in Bonn, Germany. Jürgen Männicke, the iMOVE senior advisor for India, gave an overview of the developments in India and assessed these in regards to the possibilities for German training providers to export their services to India.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Transitions to VET and the Labour Market - the European Perspective

The German Federal Institute for Vocational Training (BIBB) and French Centre for Studies and Research on Qualifications (Céreq) organize in Brussels on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 a European conference on "Transitions in VET and Work, the European Perspective”.

More information on the BIBB website.