Vocational education and training in Germany: short description [2020]

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European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)


This short description contributes to better understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Germany by providing insight into its main features and highlighting system developments and current challenges. Learning on the job is traditional in German education. Work-based learning (WBL) features in most secondary and tertiary VET programmes and graduate employment is high. However, demographic changes and the attractiveness of academic education have reduced the appeal of upper secondary VET. To address this, new designations of professional bachelor and professional master...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Governance; Participation; Qualifications; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Education and training system; VET for secondary students; Work based learning; Relevance of education and training; Continuing vocational education and training; Institutional role; Funding; Quality assurance

Geographic subjects: Germany; Europe

Published: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2020

Physical description: 79 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 141.1083

ISBN: 9789289630702 (print); 9789289629508 (pdf)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 141.1081

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