Two reports from international VET projects (GRÆDUCATION project in Greece by HWK Münster and VET partnership with Rwanda by HWK Koblenz) served as case studies for describing typical challenges that German Skilled Crafts experts have to overcome when committing to such projects. The topic of challenges and how to overcome them was then picked up by the panellists of the subsequent discussion: Dr Henk van Liempt (BMBF), Dr Evelina Parvanova (HWK Koblenz), Bernd Mahrin (TU Berlin) und Sebastian Knobloch (ZWH). From their individual perspectives of politically steering VET support, implementing it and evaluating it, they discussed how transferring elements of the dual VET system to other countries is done best. All panellists underlined the added value that the SCIVET projects results do bring to such transfer processes:
- The German skilled craft sector’s systemic quality standards for international VET cooperation help develop a common understanding of what makes a VET system a dual one.
- The SCIVET strategy kit and the portfolio of services make it easier to link dialogue at a political level to determining the content of specific support projects.
- The Portfolio of Services provides transparency about the VET support services that the skilled crafts sector can deliver internationally.
- When providing VET support services internationally the SCIVET strategy kit helps ensure that newly created VET structures are joined up with those already existing in the relevant country.
- The SCIVET Co-ordination unit can help find a project partner from the skilled crafts sector who can internationally offer those VET support services that are needed.
The SCIVET Strategy is available to members of the skilled crafts organisation only.
More information on the skilled crafts sectors’ international VET activity can be found here.
Presentations given at the conference can be downloaded below.