On 16 July 2019, Dr. Silvia Annen, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), was one of three international experts to take part in a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives' Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee in Washington DC.
Germany and South Africa are extending their cooperation in vocational education and training
The German-South African vocational education and training cooperation has been renewed for a second time for a further period of three years. The successful collaboration between the two countries will thus continue.
BMBF and the Iranian Ministry of Labour sign a Joint Declaration of Intent
GOVET will advise Iran on planned VET reforms. The relevant ministries signed a Joint Declaration of Intent of Understanding on future German-Iranian vocational education and training cooperation at a workshop in Teheran which GOVET helped to organise.
Renewal of the Joint Declaration of Intent on German-Portuguese cooperation in vocational education and training
Germany and Portugal have once again extended their cooperation in vocational education and training. The Joint Declaration of Intent on VET cooperation between the two countries, which dates back to 2012, was renewed for the second time in Lisbon on 7th February 2019.
New Federal Government strategy for international cooperation in vocational education and training
The “Strategy of the Federal Government on international cooperation in vocational education and training” was formally adopted by the Federal Cabinet on 22 May 2019. The aim is to increase the effectiveness of the Federal Government’s commitment by engaging in more joint strategic coordination.
New BIBB films – added value of international cooperation in dual training
The craft trades occupation of hairdresser goes international – the two GOVET productions “Improving training quality together” and “My experience abroad during vocational training” show the added value of international cooperation in dual training.
Budget debate 2019—investments in education and research
Future technologies, financing of training and higher education study, the Digital Pact for Schools, investment in universities of applied sciences: Minister Karliczek addressed these four main areas of education and research policy during her speech on the 2019 Budget Law.
German-Russian cooperation in education and research will ensure future readiness—GOVET provides support
On 10 December 2018, Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek and her Russian counterpart Mikhail Kotyukov met in Moscow to sign the “German-Russian Road Map for Cooperation in Education, Science, Research, and Innovation” focused on the next ten years.
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