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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.

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Cedefop (2020). Spotlight on VET Germany 2020. Luxembourg: Publications Office.


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