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German American Apprenticeship Conference 2021

In her guest article, Astrid Friedrich, International Project Coordinator at the Chamber of Skilled Crafts of Southern Thuringia (HWK Southern Thuringia), reports on the first trip in the context of the BMBF-funded WiSoUSA project. The German project partners of this vocational education and training project were among the first travellers to re-enter the country after [...]

German-American WiSoUSA project launched

The cooperation between the Chamber of Skilled Crafts (HWK) South Thuringia and Walters State Community College (WSCC) in Tennessee, USA, officially started with a virtual kick-off on August 2. As part of this project, the HWK is working with WSCC, employer organizations, the Tennessee State Department of Labor and the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Abroad [...]

Video on Vocational Orientation during the Pandemic

How do the members of the German skilled crafts organisation reach out to young people? How do they tackle the challenges of social distancing during the pandemic? And what are actually the motivations of  training companies and apprentices? These were some question asked by a group of vocational counsellors from North Macedonia. The Goethe Institute,  [...]

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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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