International Vocational Education & Training

What is SCIVET and what can we offer?

SCIVET (Skilled Crafts – International Vocational Education and Training) is a project that is jointly run by the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts and Small Businesses (ZDH) and the Central Agency for Continuing Vocational Education and Training in the Skilled Crafts (ZWH). The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).

We are making German expertise in dual vocational education and training (VET) accessible to interested partner countries anywhere in the world in two steps:

The SCIVET office coordinates requests for counselling and training by interested countries with available VET experts from the skilled crafts organisation who can provide the needed services. A list of available services can be found
here.

SCIVET has developed a set of tools that support a structured approach to planning and implementing VET projects internationally. The SCIVET tools support German experts from the skilled crafts organisation advising countries that are interested in establishing their own dual VET structures. Using comprehensive analysis and planning tools German experts and non-German partners can identify specific local training needs. Likewise, they help determine which existing local institutions and businesses should be involved in the planning and implementation processes. Thus, the SCIVET tools enable partners to find their individual path to adopting dual vocational education and implement training measures in their specific region or country.

Please note that the German skilled crafts sector has neither the financial means nor the mandate to finance VET planning activities outside Germany. International VET activities are financed by the partner institution or by public funding agencies.