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  1. Na­tion­al Skills Strat­e­gy

    The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research have developed a National Skills Strategy (Nationale Weiterbildungsstrategie) together with the social partners, the Länder, chambers of commerce and skilled crafts and the Federal Employment Agency.

  2. Pos­i­tive sit­u­a­tion in the train­ing mar­ket over­all

    Following the conclusion of the vocational guidance year on 30 September 2012 and the start of the follow-up placement campaign, the partners to the Training Pact and the Federal Employment Agency have taken stock of the situation in the training market.

  3. Ini­tial and con­tin­u­ing train­ing

    For Germany, well-trained and highly-motivated workers constitute an important competitive advantage in the international arena.

  4. Vo­ca­tion­al guid­ance, ca­reer coun­selling and place­ment in train­ing

    The Federal Employment Agency plays a key role in integrating young people into the workplace and training system.

  5. Pro­mo­tion of train­ing

    Young people are at the start of their occupational career path and need support and assistance in making the transition to training and employment.

  6. Al­liance for Ini­tial and Con­tin­u­ing Train­ing 2015 - 2018

    On 12 December 2014, the Federal Government, leading industry organisations, trade unions, Germany’s state governments and the Federal Employment Agency agreed upon an Alliance for Initial and Continuing Training which supersedes the previous National Pact for Training and Young Skilled Workers ("Training Pact").

  7. Sup­port for con­tin­u­ing vo­ca­tion­al ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing

    Continuing vocational education and training is a key instrument in improving employment opportunities through upskilling and skills development measures.

  8. In­tro­duc­to­ry train­ing

    In-company introductory training is an excellent way for difficult-to-place young people gain access to vocational training