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

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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: 

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

The national continuing education strategy was jointly adopted in mid-2019 by the Federal Government, federal states (Länder), industry, trade unions and the Federal Employment Agency. read more

From January 2020, minimum remuneration for apprentices and new names for advanced VET qualifications, enhancing the equivalence to academic pathway. read more

Continuing digitisation poses new challenges for professionals, with an impact on VET. In order to prepare industrial-technical apprentices for the world of Industry 4.0, the chambers of commerce and industry (IHK) have developed an interdisciplinary training programme that is offered nationwide from 2019. read more


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