Vocational Education and Training (VET): The German System (Study Visits Included) - Berlin
Available in: Berlin
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The highly skilled labor force is a fundamental strength of German industry, and a major reason for foreign companies to establish businesses there. The basis for this skilled labor force is provided by an extensive apprenticeship and training system that is second to none in the world.
Have you ever heard about dual education, or Duale Ausbildung, in German?
Known as ‘dual studies’ or referred to as the ‘dual education/apprenticeship system’, the German VET system is a highly regulated and well-regarded system, in which young people learn through a mix of ‘on-the-job’ training, as well as in the classroom.
Usually, learners spend 70% of their time in the workplace and 30% at college, therefore balancing theory with practical work. Dual educational training typically lasts around two to three years, after which time students will have often gained an industry-recognized qualification that is awarded by a Chamber of Commerce or guild.
By visiting some of the best VET institutions in the Berlin area and the businesses they work with, participants will get a significant insight into the German dual system of vocational education. In addition, thanks to the sharing of best practices, they will compare this system with other participants’ VET systems as well, allowing them to plan successful learning experiences integrating both innovative ideas and vocational elements.
The on-the-job experience of the German dual system provides a sense of accomplishment and additional motivation for the apprentice, who learns by doing effective work.
The system is standardized throughout Germany so that a young person completing a placement in one state can ensure that its qualification will be recognized in another. There are currently 330 occupations in Germany that require formal training, and with its standardized training and qualifications, this system allows many students to get the correct training before they embark on their chosen careers.
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