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Hybrid expert assignment in South Africa

In April 2021, the Steinfurt-Warendorf District Association of Skilled Crafts carried out a purely technical short-term expert assignment completely virtually for the first time. The instructors at uMfolozi College in South Africa learned how to didactically prepare a training task on the masonry of pillars and arches. The South African trainers slipped into the role [...]

German skilled crafts on Italian educational fair

Within the framework of Italian-German cooperation in vocational education and training, the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts and Small Businesses is participating in the virtual education fair Didacta Italia this year. On 17 March 2021, we will present the project "Social partnership support for vocational training in micro and small enterprises in Italian regions - [...]

Master Programme International Technical Vocational Education and Training

The study programme "International Technical Vocational Education and Training" is a Master Programme designed to build vocational pedagogical competencies. In addition, professional language skills in English are promoted. The programme aims at developing scientific and methodological skills and competences as well as practical qualifications for professions in Technical Vocational Education (TVET). The program is also [...]

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Portfolio of services offered by the German skilled craft sector for international VET cooperation

The German skilled craft sector has a rich experience in supporting partners abroad running vocational education and training projects. Such projects are funded by the project partner or funds provided under public development schemes. This is necessary, because the German skilled crafts sector has neither the financial means nor the mandate to finance VET activities outside Germany.

German skilled crafts have the following services available to be delivered internationally by members of the sector.

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Find a project partner

Are you searching for an organisation that knows the system of dual vocational education and training and can advice on how to implement elements of it in other countries? Do you need support in setting up a VET institution? Or do you want to create educational programmes for small and medium sized enterprises from the skilled crafts sector?

The SCIVET Co-ordination Unit can help you identify a concrete service provider to support your individual project.

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Learn about Vocational Education and Training in Germany

On this page we summarized some information about VET in the German skilled crafts.

  1. What are skilled crafts?
  2. What is dual vocational education and training?

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