ERIC Number: ED317775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
In-Firm Trainers of Young People in the Framework of the Dual Vocational Training System of the Federal Republic of Germany.
von Gilardi, Rudiger; Schulz, Winfried
This study of the vocational training system in the Federal Republic of Germany was conducted by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training through site visits, seminars, research papers, and discussion. The study found that the majority of young people in the Federal Republic of Germany (currently 1.8 million) receive their vocational training in the framework of the "dual system." This term is used to describe the combination of practical and theoretical vocational training at two places of learning with different legal and structural characteristics. The practical part of vocational training takes place in the training company under the supervision of a trainer, whereas the theoretical part is implemented at a vocational school, attendance at which is compulsory 1 or 2 days per week. Approximately 60,000 teachers and 768,000 in-house trainers are currently providing training. The framework conditions for in-house training are uniform throughout the country and regulated by law. The term "trainer" is defined according to law, with the authorization to recruit and train young people. Authorization for the recruitment and training of trainees is linked to the personal and technical aptitude of persons in the firm. The person responsible for vocational training must be registered with the proper authority, which monitors the personal and technical aptitude of the trainer. Trainers must offer vocational training in a purposeful form and structure it to meet the training objective. Continuing training is required for in-house trainers. (KC)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Corporate Education, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Industrial Training, Inplant Programs, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Recruitment, Secondary Education, Trainers, Training Methods, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (West Germany).
Identifiers - Location: West Germany