More and more school-leavers are choosing to study. At the same time employers search in vain for young recruits in occupations for which a university degree is not required.
Germany has been making good progress towards achieving equality of opportunity in its education system. Latterly, however, it has become clear that the correlation between socio-economic background and educational success is again becoming more pronounced, a phenomenon which can be partly attributed to the high level of immigration in recent years.
The present analysis examines the factors influencing the participation of workers with no formal qualifications in further training. Within this group, there has been an increase in the proportion of menial jobs, which correlates negatively with the probability of undergoing further training.
In 2016 some 85 per cent of companies in Germany were active in continuing vocational training, using a broad mix of methods.
The proportion of school students who take and pass the German Abitur exams (equivalent to British ‘A’-levels or the American high school diploma) has been increasing for many years.
The present study investigates training strategies of German companies in developing and emerging countries. By means of semi-structured interviews we shed light on the experiences of 16 companies operating in six countries. We thereby aim at identifying guidance for companies’ training and personnel development abroad.
Even though the four analysed countries are very different in terms of their starting points and their demographic, economic and institutional framework conditions, they all face the same challenge: designing a vocational education and training system that makes the country future-proof.
The European Vocational Education and Training (VET) Week is designed to make vocational training more attractive. The dual system in Germany can serve as a model for countries with high youth unemployment.
Study for the German Academic Exchange Service
The Income Prospects of Employees with Advanced Vocational Qualifications
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