The German Dual Education System is one of the cornerstones of the successful brand ‘Made in Germany’, due to which a small nation of only 80 million people is able to become the world champion in exports for several years.
The system is widely practiced in Germany for over 350 officially-recognized training occupations. It is adopted in several European countries, notably Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands and France, and for some years now in China, India and other countries in Asia.
The Dual Education System has helped Germany maintain a low youth unemployment rate, has secured a supply of skilled labour to its companies and has thereby increased the competitiveness of Germany’s economy.
The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce is responsible for the implementation of the VETnet Project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and supported by the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK). Such vocational training projects are being implemented by the German Chambers of Commerce in Brazil, China, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Russia, Spain and Thailand.