Vocational Education and Training in Germany
Demographic development, the globalization of markets, new technologies and new work organization models require new educational policy structures in order to respond to the demand for a qualified workforce.
The German vocational training system, with its combination of classroom and business, theory and practice, learning and working, is recognized worldwide as a basic and highly effective model for vocational training.
The German dual system is also a model for other countries and has long been one of the country’s successful exports and trade and industry sectors’ recipe for success.
This system ensures targeted requirements and support. Training opportunities within businesses are improved by vocational courses and additional qualification opportunities to promote workforce development.
Investment in the Future, Benefiting All
• Ideal tool to build a sustainable workforce
• Consistent workforce quality
• Influence on content and organization of training
• Market-relevant, diversified training improving chances
in the labor market
• Acquisition of social skills within the real-life environment of a company
• Manufacturing sector remains powerful
• Low youth unemployment rate
• Private contribution eases the burden on public budgets