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A Market Model: The German Dual Vocational Training System

Author(s): Péter Farkas
Subject(s): Vocational Education
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: vocational training in Germany; dual training; apprenticeship; Vocational Training Act; student salary; financing of training; Federal Institute for Vocational Training

Summary/Abstract: The German dual vocational training system operates according to a market model. Promoting the supply of training to meet the needs of the economy is supported by the fact that, in dual education, it is not the decisions of the competent authorities and committees, but the decisions of vocational training providers and apprentices that determine the distribution of apprenticeships by profession. The apprentices also carry out value-added work as part of the on-the-job training in the company workplace. Increasing the attractiveness of vocational training and maintaining the proportion of those opting for traditional training will ensure that young people and young adults in education receive attractive levels of pay equal to or above the minimum wage, differing across sectors and qualifications, choose dual training instead of school. The value of work done by students in Germany is estimated to cover two thirds to three quarters of the cost of training. Based on documents available on the website of the German Federal Institute for Vocational Training, the study describes the rules and institutional frameworks for cooperation and activities between authorities, institutions and organizations competent in the field of dual vocational training.

  • Issue Year: 28/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 273-283
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Hungarian