The German dual VET system and approaches to enhance employer engagement


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Author: Pinnow, Sarah


Vocational education and training (VET) plays a vital role in equipping the youth of a country with skills for employability, which employers profit from in terms of a skilled workforce, a key for productivity. A well-functioning VET system is a prerequisite; one example is the German dual VET system. In this article, major stakeholders, institutions and legal frameworks that contribute towards the success of dual VET are described. Moreover, the basic aspects of the two learning venues - training at the company and the vocational school - as well as the different motivations to engage...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Governance; Industry; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Education and training system; Dual system; Employers; Work based learning; On the job training; Education and training opportunity; Partnership in education and training

Geographic subjects: Germany; Europe

Published: Chiangmai, Thailand: Regional Association for Vocational Teacher Education in East and Southeast Asia, 2019

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Also called: The German dual vocational education and training system and approaches to enhance employer engagement

Journal title: TVET@Asia

Journal number: 13

Journal date: 2019

Pages: pp. 1-13

ISSN: 2196-838X

Issue theme: 'Dual TVET systems, employer engagement and modern apprenticeship schemes' edited by Thomas Schroeder, Zhiqun Zhao, Rami Hari Lamichhane, Wahid bin Razzaly.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 139.211

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