Germany - The chambers of commerce

In Germany all the responsible organisations, including the ministries, the chambers
of commerce and the social partners are involved in developing VET

In Germany all the responsible organisations (e.g. ministries, vocational schools, chambers, social partners etc) are involved in developing and modernising the VET training regulations and curricula. This:

  • ensures that training meets the future requirements of businesses, industry and commerce;
  • ensures that in-company training and school-based training are aligned and compatible;
  • guarantees that the legally binding training regulations meet the needs of a changing labour market;
  • ensures that the regulations are developed and implemented with the consent of employers’ and employees’ associations.

The German “dual system” accommodates more than 60 per cent of school leavers. (Twelve months after passing their examination 59 per cent of students are employed by the training enterprise which delivered the training; only 11.1 per cent are unemployed.) The system is based on a series of about 340 training regulations which are continuously monitored by social partners and modernised when necessary.

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