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Cooperation of social partners

The cooperation of the state and the social partners is at the heart of the German VET-System. Sophia Grunert from the SCIVET-Coordination Unit at the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts and Small Businesses together with Martin Roggekamp who is working for a training provider run by German trade unions explained this cooperation in a Webinar [...]

Master in Vocational Education and Innovation@TUM

The Technical University of Munich offers a NEW professional Master program “Vocational Education and Innovation”(M.Sc.).  It is a blended learning course aimed for international professionals in the field of vocational education and training (VET). Experts from the field of VET will work professionally together and become part of a global network. This could be especially [...]

Ambassador of Bhutan reaffirms interest in vocational education and training cooperation

On May 4, 2022, Tshering Gyaltschen Penjor, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the European Union, visited the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts and Small Businesses together with his colleague Namgay Choden and the Consul General for Bhutan, Dr. Wolfgang Pfeiffer. Holger Schwannecke, the Secretary General of ZDH, welcomed the visitors together with [...]

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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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