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30.09.2020 - Project presentation Benin West Africa

More than 1,850 electricians trained in Benin

Vocational training partnership (BBP) of the Saar-Lor-Lux Environmental Center and the HWK-Saarland in Benin sets standards in further training for craftsmen in photovoltaics.



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 [...]

Skilled Crafts presenting their international VET support activity

Skilled Crafts presenting their international VET support activity As part of the SCIVET project the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts held a conference on 21 September 2018 in order to present to the international VET community the range of VET support that sector members are delivering to partners outside Germany. On the occasion of this [...]

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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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