German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training

Tourism: modern vocational training as a solution to the shortage of skilled workers

The tourism industry offers many training opportunities and yet struggles with declining training numbers. On the other hand, dual training secures the skilled workers of tomorrow - but how exactly is it implemented? GOVET visited companies, schools and chambers with a delegation from Costa Rica.

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Informal learning in vocational education and training – a meaningless myth?

What role plays informal learning in VET worldwide? International researchers and experts exchanged on this topic at the regular annual conference staged by the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.), which is based at the University of Cologne.

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A reinforcement of Germany’s commitment to vocational education and training in Ghana – the educataGhana 2022

This year’s educataGhana offered an attractive and forward-looking picture to its audience by showcasing a number of remarkable further developments in vocational education and training, such as the first TVET Report. It also shows the success of bilateral VET cooperation with German institutions.

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Dualised training for the future in Rwanda

The education and training organisation of employers from Germany's south-western state of Baden-Württemberg (Bildungswerk der Baden-Württembergischen Wirtschaft) is using the "PartnerRwanda" project to implement dual training programmes and practice-based short-term training in Rwanda.

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Digital Train-the-Trainer Solutions

The broshure "Developing Skills for Employability with German Partners" presents eight vocational education and training success stories of German providers worldwide. The publication is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.


Visit by Ghanaian delegation – a milestone in German-Ghanaian VET cooperation

BIBB hosted a high-ranking delegation led by Gifty Twum-Ampofo, Deputy Minister of Education of Ghana. This visit signifies and acknowledges the successful cooperation which GOVET supports in Ghana, in a consultative capacity, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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Academic research and practice in Ghanaian vocational education and training

Academic researchers and practitioners from the fields of academic and tertiary VET came together at the UEED Africa Conference, an annual event which is dedicated to economic issues relating to cooperation with African countries. GOVET reported on its bilateral cooperation activities in Ghana

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Ghana – setting the future course of the Commission for TVET

How can (and must) a national vocational education and training agency be structured in order to foster a sustainable TVET system? GOVET has been working on behalf of the BMBF to advise the Ghanaian Commission for TVET on organisational development and to lay down important markers for the future.

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Sustainability in vocational education and training – exchange between Costa Rica and Germany

How can sustainability in vocational education and training be implemented? How can the move be made from an abstract term to specific actions? – Experts from Costa Rica and Germany met to discuss these topics and to network on aspects relating to sustainability in VET.

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Cover of GIZ study Teachers and Trainers matter

New GIZ study on skills development for TVET staff

Well-qualified TVET personnel is crucial for high-quality and labor market-relevant vocational training. This fourth volume of the study series 'Background materials on TVET' takes practical examples of German development cooperation and analyses the challenges in the respective partner countries.

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13. May 2022

iMOVE Success Story: E-Tourism Management for travel agencies and tour operators in Iraq

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24 March 2021

iMOVE VET success story: On-the-job training in German gastronomy for Thais

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17 February 2021

iMOVE VET success story: Modern continuing education centre for skilled workers in Haiti

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4 August 2020

DC dVET Newsletter - July 2020 with focus on New Technologies and Dual VET

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29 June - 16 August 2020

MOOC by ILO on Quality Apprenticeships

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8 October 2019

Virtual conference on the future of TVET teaching and learning October 7 – 14, 2019 , UNESCO – UNEVOC TVeT Forum

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