Vocational education and training (VET) in Germany is based on close cooperation between the State, companies and social partners.
Germany’s VET is a successful model, largely based on the dual system (apprenticeship) leading to high-quality vocational qualifications, valued on the labour market. Apprenticeship enables smooth education-to-work transitions, resulting in low youth unemployment: in 2019, 5.8% of those aged 15 to 24 versus 15.1% in the EU-27.
Cedefop (2020). Spotlight on VET Germany 2020. Luxembourg: Publications Office. http://data.europa.eu/doi/10.2801/981096