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Publication ‘Digitalisation’ of the series Internationalisation of Vocational Education and Training

Especially in corona times, great hopes are placed in digitalisation. The volume Digitalisation of the series Internationalisation of Vocational Education and Training from 2019 shows the opportunities, but also the challenges of digitalisation in international vocational education and training cooperation. You will also find a contribution from the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts in the […]

Despite Corona: International craft projects are continued

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are contact and travel restrictions worldwide. The SCIVET-Coordination-Unit has asked chambers of skilled crafts as well as district craft associations: Is it still possible to carry out international vocational training projects under these conditions? The answer was clear: Yes, ist is possible for the skilled crafts sector! The central result [...]

Supporting SMEs in Vocational Education and Training

How can small and medium sized enterprises be enabled to engage in work-based learning and offer apprenticeship places? The German answers to this question were given by Sophia Grunert during the Eastern Partnership Forum on Work-Based-Learning in Lviv. The forum was organised by the European Training Foundation. Mrs. Grunert presented how the skilled crafts organisation [...]

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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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