German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training

Costa Rica: Dual education is growing

With the aim of providing additional impetus for the introduction of dual vocational education and training in Costa Rica a delegation led by the BMBF travelled to Costa Rica. It showed that the successes of the long-standing cooperation are visible, effective and highly appreciated.

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Delegationsbesuch INA aus Costa Rica

Study visit from Costa Rica

With the study visit of another group, the Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (INA) has underlined its interest in dual VET and is continuously strengthening its competences. Company visits and exchanges with other stakeholders  were the focus and led to versatile insights.

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"Is dual vocational education and training really worth it?"

GOVET discussed these and other controversial issues with a delegation from the Inter-American Development Bank with high-ranking representatives from South and North America.

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Italy – reforms for modern vocational education and training

Italy is modernising its vocational education and training and seeking to simplify access. The aim is for current reform projects to pave the way, something which became clear at the Technical Meeting in Rome.

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Training in the USA – what happens between the ages of 18 and 29?

At the request of the Executive Office of the President, GOVET arranged a study tour in Berlin for a small delegation in mid-July. The main interest of the analysis team from the field of labor market and education was the political framework for securing a supply of qualified skilled workers.

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GOVET brochure about Initial and continuing vocational education and training in Germany now available in four languages

The occupational structure in Germany is undergoing constant change. The GOVET brochure entitled: “Initial and continuing vocational education and training. A summary of vocational training opportunities in Germany” provides helpful guidance and is now available in French and Spanish.

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"Just transition" - Skills for South Africa's socio-ecological transformation

At re:publica 2023, Dr, Ralf Hermann (GOVET) moderated a lightning talk featuring Dr. Presha Ramsarup (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa) and Dr. Charles Chikunda (University of Zimbabwe). Here they discussed the role of VET for a just socio-ecological transformation of Southern Africa.

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Group photo of costa-rican guests with colleagues from GOVET and BMBF

Working group from Costa Rica on VET visits Germany

Getting to know Germany's dual VET system in all its facets was the declared goal of the working group from Costa Rica's VET Commission. With this in mind, GOVET organised a one-week study visit to Germany for the ten-member delegation. The conclusion of the participants at the end: Goal achieved.

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VET in Great Britain: Skills shortage as a key challenge

There is a shortage of well-trained skilled workers in the UK - in an ageing society. The United Kingdom wants to strengthen its vocational training system and is looking to Germany to do so. VET experts from both countries exchanged views at an event hosted by GIUK London.

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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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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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