International Vocational Education & Training

SCIVET-Conference: “New Tools for German Skilled Crafts’ International VET Cooperation”

The German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH) would like to invite you to the conference “New Tools for German Skilled Crafts’ International VET Cooperation”. The event is part of the SCIVET project (Skilled Crafts – International Vocational Education and Training) and will take place on

Friday, 21 September 2018 from 11:00 to 14:45 hrs.

at the Haus des Deutschen Handwerks (House of German Skilled Crafts) in Berlin.

Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research the SCIVET projects supports international VET cooperation projects of the German skilled crafts sector worldwide. At this conference, we would like to present the instruments that were developed within the SCIVET project and illustrate how they could make international VET cooperation easier and more successful for all parties involved. Furthermore, we would like to discuss important aspects of international VET cooperation from our sector’s point of view.

Please, note that the conference language will be German throughout. Simultaneous interpretation into English, however, will be provided during the whole event.

If you would like to attend the conference, please register here electronically.

Within the skilled crafts sector in Germany, we have a long tradition of sharing our expertise on VET with partners abroad who are asking for support. For many years, institutions from our sector have committed to international projects that all have one thing in common: aiming for establishing key elements of a dual, work-based VET system in foreign contexts.

With the financial support of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) we have been conducting the project SCIVET (Skilled Crafts – International Vocational Education and Training) since 2016. Due to the SCIVET project we have been able to make the skilled crafts sector’s international VET work more visible and strengthen the structures behind it.

As a strategic partner the skilled crafts are supporting German Federal Government in their bilateral VET partnerships worldwide. Working closely with the international partners, the common goal is to shape their local VET in a manner that enables the system to qualify skilled workers in tune with the requirements of the local economy and at a high level of competency. For this it is key to involve business membership organisations and individual enterprises in the governance and the delivery of vocational education and training.

Towards the end of our SCIVET project, we would like to give the expert community an insight into the portfolio of VET support services that the German skilled crafts sector has in store to be delivered abroad. With our guests on the panel and in the audience we would like to discuss the political and practical challenges that have to be met when a work-based approach to VET is intended to be established successfully and sustained in the long run. We will use the opportunity of this event to demonstrate how the elaborate new tools that have been developed within SCIVET can be of use when challenges need tackling and VET projects to deliver.

We are looking forward to welcoming you.

Programme of the Conference

Haus des Deutschen Handwerks; Mohrenstraße 20/21, 10117 Berlin


10:30 hrs.

arrival, tea and coffee


11:00 hrs.

welcome address and introduction

Dirk Palige
Managing Director, The German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH)


11:20 hrs.

welcoming speech

Dr Henk van Liempt
Head of Unit EU-Education Programmes; International Cooperation in Education, Federal Mistry of Education and Research (BMBF)


11:40 hrs.

Challenges in the Skilled Crafts‘ International VET Cooperation
Presenetations of two Examples of separate country projects on transferring dual VET elements into contexts abroad

Graeducation-Projekt, Griechenland

Sabine Heine
Project Coordinator, Chamber of Skilled Crafts (HWK) Münster

Berufsbildungspartneschaft, Ruanda

Stefan Gustav
VET expert, Chamber of Skilled Crafts (HWK)Koblenz


12:10 hrs.

Transferring Dual VET Elements Abroad:
From the Perspectives of Governance, Practioners and Reserach

panel discussion

Dr Evelina Parvanova
Head International Projects, Chamber of Skilled Crafts (HWK)Koblenzz

Bernd Mahrin
Institute of Vocational education and Training, Technical University Berlin

Dr Henk van Liempt
Head of Unit EU-Education Programmes; International Cooperation in Education, Federal Mistry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Sebastian Knobloch
Managing Director, Central Agency for Continuing Vocational Education and Training in the Skilled Crafts (ZWH)


13:00 hrs.

lunch break


13:45 hrs.

The Skilled Crafts‘ SCIVET project: Expertise of the Many
goals, methods, results

presentation

André Weiß
Head of Unit, The German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH)

Heike Hildesheim
Head International Projects, Central Agency for Continuing Vocational Education and Training in the Skilled Crafts (ZWH)


14:15 hrs.

Prospects and final remarks

Dr Volker Born
Head of Dept. Vocational Education and Training , The German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH)


14:45 hrs.

end of conference

Please, note that the conference language will be German throughout. Simultaneous interpretation into English, however, will be provided during the whole event.