In Germany, vocational education and training (VET) ensures that future members of the skilled workforce are equipped with high-level specialist, methodological and social competence, and thus it lays the essential foundation for an innovative and competitive economy. Companies can train their skilled workers to fit their needs. Skilled workers, who were trained in a company, know its corporate culture. German vocational training and in particular the Dual VET system is worldwide seen as a success model. Therefore, many countries are interested in the German VET system. India has been a strong advocate of the German Dual Model and efforts are made to adapt the system to meet our unique requirements.
In this backdrop, National Skills Network – NSN is delighted to announce our partnership with the German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (GOVET). GOVET is the German main point of contact for national and international VET cooperation stakeholders and is situated at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB).
During the next six months, our endeavor is to feature articles, interviews and updates that inform and educate our audience about many aspects of the German Dual VET system and the bilateral VET cooperation of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with India. This includes the five quality features that are the pillars of the successful framework, the impact of digitalization on VET, scope for industry engagement through apprenticeship, training of trainers and related areas.