Germany’s dual system of vocational education and training (VET) has been a major factor in Germany’s economic success and inventiveness over the past six decades. The holistic approach, its high quality, and first-class reputation have made the German dual system itself an export success, too.
Countries all over the world model their VET systems on ours. The German dual system of vocational education system has a tradition reaching back to the 12th century. This holistic approach involves both in-company training and education at vocational schools.
Content and training methods are largely jointly determined by the industry and training colleges to reflect current vocational practice and ensure a successful mix of theory and practice. Each year, some 60 percent of German school-leavers choose to enter the dual system, ensuring that in Germany young people are integrated into the labour force with a degree of success almost unparalleled in Europe.
WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 will give Competitors, Experts and visitors from WorldSkills Member countries and regions the opportunity to gain an insight into Germany’s sual system first hand – both at a general and at an industry- and skill-specific level. Organizations at all levels of vocational training – from small- and medium-sized enterprises to major companies, vocational schools and training institutes and trade associations – are keenly looking forward to opening their doors for this event. They will work hand in hand with the Experts to prepare and deliver a superb WorldSkills Leipzig 2013, with instructors and their apprentices playing a key role. WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 will deliver open doors to the German dual system.
Read more about the German dual system here.