The South Australian Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni visited the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) on 26 August 2019. The main focus of his trip to Germany was to exchange procedures and strategies for increasing participation in vocational education and training in South Australia.
Costa Rica passes a law on dual vocational education and training
On Monday 12 August 2019, the Costa Rican Parliament passed a draft law on dual vocational education and training. Costa Rica has thus created the foundations that will enable dual VET to become a part of its national education system.
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.
Mexico’s new government and Germany step up vocational education and training cooperation
The Joint Declaration of Intent on vocational education and training cooperation between Germany and Mexico was extended in Mexico City on 4 July 2019. The German BMBF and BMZ have been supporting the Mexican Government with the introduction of a dual VET system since 2015.
1st German-African Forum on Vocational Training and Education
The 1st German-African Forum on Vocational Training and Education will take place on 20 November 2019 in Berlin In cooperation with the state of North Rhine-Westphalia's representation in Berlin, iMOVE and the German-African Business Association warmly invite you to attend.
The 45th World Skills will take place in Kazan, Russia, from 22 to 27 August. Trainees, students and young professionals up to 23 years of age will measure their skills in 56 disciplines. 39 specialists from Germany will be present.
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.
GOVET is expanding its audiovisual offer and is now available on YouTube with an English and German channel. GOVET /en/ and GOVET /de/ deal with the international working world of today and tomorrow - and the importance of vocational training. In up to 11 languages.
The aim in Malaysia is for vocational education and training to be a “game changer” by taking on a crucial role to drive forward the development of the national economy. The country’s government is currently working on a comprehensive reform of the vocational education and training system.
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.
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