Latest developments

ReferNet offers a selection of news on recent developments in the national and European VET sector.

link to Cedefop news
Latest developments

VET News International

The ReferNet Germany information service "VET News International" offers twice a month an overview of the latest publications and links.

On the right are the three most recent issues.

All issues can be found here: Archive 

National News on VET

These brief messages from the ReferNet countries provide information on recent developments in VET, employment and in the labour market. link to Cedefop website

Here is a selection of "National News on VET" from Germany: 

In 2020 the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) celebrates its 50th anniversary. The institute stands for the partnership in vocational education and training (VET) between the state and the business community that shapes the system in Germany. read more

Various actions have been launched in Germany to keep the vocational education and training system stable. Securing the remuneration of apprentices, organising learning and examinations according to safety regulations, and supporting companies that offer apprenticeship places are at the core of the activities. read more

The qualification initiative Digital Change Q 4.0 (Digitaler Wandel Q 4.0) aims to support and qualify teachers and trainers. It focuses on the development of specific qualification programmes primarily for in-company trainers, but also for VET school teachers and experts involved in apprenticeship examination. read more

Funding is a major issue in participation in continuing education and training. The German government decided to expand public funding for VET students who want to acquire higher VET qualifications, i.e. VET at tertiary education level. The amendments of the Upgrading Training Assistance Act (AFBG) will come into force on 1 August 2020. read more


BIBB News is the BIBB newsletter with up-to-date information on vocational training issues. read more