Almost every third student leaves university without a degree. The German government and the crafts sector now want to sponsor pilot projects to ease access to vocational education and training (VET) for university dropouts.
As part of the German education award 2014, TÜV SÜD Akademie and EuPD Research Sustainable Management have awarded the initiative's quality seal to 15 businesses of excellence.
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) have presented a first evaluation of implementation of the current immigration law for foreign professionals Wirkungsanalyse des rechtlichen Rahmens für ausländische Fachkräfte (impact analysis of the legal framework for foreign professionals).
On 30 July an international campaign to promote the ’Recognition in Germany’ portal abroad was launched by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It aims at expanding and improving information on professional recognition provided for skilled workers interested in migrating to Germany. The campaign focuses on Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain and Turkey.
Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) and the APFT Maintenance Training (APFT) aviation school have just signed a contract for training aviation technicians in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The programme begins January 2015, and the companies estimate that in five years they will train 400 APFT students as European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)-qualified aircraft mechanics.
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) and the government of Germany recently sealed an agreement that seeks to intensify technical vocational education and training (TVET) programmes to prepare skilled graduates for employment.
Numbers of professionals wishing to advance their careers by using the Master BaföG (Federal Education and Trainings Assistance Act) funding tool has increased in 2013 for the sixth year in succession to now 171 000, according to the German Federal Statistical Office.
Almost a quarter of all apprenticeship contracts are terminated before completion - a rate that alarms all affected parties. This is exactly what the Berufsbildungswerk Südhessen (bbw - Vocational Training Centre South Hessen) innovative service provision addresses.
’Practically unbeatable’ is the slogan under which vocational education has been advertised in Germany for the past years. Against a background of high rates of youth unemployment in many countries, export of the successful German dual system of vocational education and training (VET) has been discussed. The Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) is now launching its implementation.
More and more employers in Germany recognise benefits of a family-conscious staff policy. In the previous 12 months, over 320 companies, institutions and universities successfully carried out an audit or a reaudit. The official award ceremony took place in Berlin.