Vocational schools start the new academic year with new offers

The education senator connects Rabea: “With our new integrated course training, we are allowing young people to complete a full classic course and bachelor’s degree at the same time in just four years. And all this without spending a lot of time, because the curricula are optimally interconnected. This is how the professionals and managers of tomorrow learn! Our vocational schools offer practical and optimal preparation for future working life. I am especially pleased that the Education Monitor 2021 of the New Social Market Economy Initiative recently confirmed the good quality of the vocational schools in Hamburg. Interns in Hamburg benefit from this, as they are optimally prepared for the international and digital world of work.”

Dr. Sandra Garbad, Managing Director of the Hamburg Institute for Vocational Education: “Vocational training in Hamburg makes young people fit for working life. This is very individual. Whether it is with the new offer of integrated study training for school graduates with secondary (technical) diplomas, or through offers that support young people in the transition to working life. For example For example, through Professional Qualification (BQ) in our schools, we have enabled many young people who, among other things, were without training due to Corona, to take a step into working life. They have been able to find a training company that matches their career aspirations across the BQ Bridge “.

In the 2021/22 academic year, there are 54 vocational schools, 30 of which are public (previous year: 31) and 24 are non-governmental (the number has not changed). A total of about 50,200 students attend vocational schools, of which about 47,600 students are in government vocational schools. That’s 300, or 0.6 percent, less than the previous year. * In government vocational schools, there are 37,077 students in training this academic year. 4115 offers are made to transfer to training, they attend training preparation classes, among other things. 3,823 students are undergoing further training, for example as a technician or business economist. 2571 is preparing for your next upper school qualification, for example in a vocational high school.

Vocational schools returned to direct teaching at all school types, courses and grade levels at the start of the 2021/202 school year. In principle, all students in vocational schools are obligated to participate in face-to-face classes and comply with the regulations in force to contain the Corona pandemic.

Integrated Study Training – Top Three Worlds
Vocational schools, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (BHH) and companies are compatible with dual vocational training and a bachelor’s degree in integrated training of study. In this way, it presents young people with attractive prospects for the future. About 100 students started a new integrated course. The educational offer allows for two qualifications in just four years: a vocational training qualification and a bachelor’s degree. This academic year or winter semester 2021/22 starts with five attractive courses: Three business courses (bank clerk, industrial clerk and marketing communications clerk) are combined with a degree (Bachelor of Arts, BA) and professional training. Information Technology Specialist with a degree in Computer Science (Bachelor of Science, BSc). The fifth cycle combines a dual technical manual or industrial vocational training with a Certificate in Business Administration – Management of Small and Medium Enterprises (Bachelor of Arts, BA).

Mr. Dr. Dieter Euler, interim founding president of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (BHH): Intensive cooperation between the three places of learning, the company, the vocational school and the university, is one of the essential elements of integrated study training. In this way, we can optimally link dual vocational training and studies. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, an equal status is exercised for vocational and academic education.

Kevin Lass Vocational school teacher: “It has been and still is a special challenge and a great opportunity to reconcile vocational school lessons with the contents of a bachelor’s degree. There are crossovers in many areas. This is where we come in and we can also avoid duplication of content. The needs of the collaboration companies are also taken into account. We are well prepared in schools professional to put the innovative model into practice and develop it together!”

Jusoor in Training: Professional Qualification with Guarantee of Training Place

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, far fewer young people found opportunities for vocational training last year. For this reason, vocational schools have greatly expanded their stage offerings to training. For example, places in vocational training have been doubled to 600. There, young people go through the first year of training in a course of their choice at the vocational school in cooperation with companies and training providers. After successful participation, they move to dual training in a company and a vocational school after a year, or they can continue their training with the support of the provider if they cannot find a training place for the company. The concept works: in 2021, twice as many BQ participants moved into training than in 2020 (2021:302; 2020:147).

For all other young people of school age who do not have a training place, the number of places in Preparation for Training (AvDual) has been increased by about 300 places in line with the requirements, in order to be able to successfully prepare them for their career path. On average, 41 percent of all AvDual students succeed in doing so during or at the end of the school year. In 2020, for example, 851 young people switched to vocational training after AvDual. The transition numbers for Av students for the 2020/21 academic year will not be known until late fall.

Education Monitor 2021: a good reference for vocational training in Hamburg

Hamburg rose to third place in the inter-federal comparison in the Education Monitoring Initiative of the New Social Market Economy (INSM). In the points comparison, the Free City and the Hanseatic scored 58.7 points, well above the national average of 50.3 points. Compared to 2013 (+9.6 points) and 2020 (+1.9 points), Hamburg has improved significantly. Vocational training is well rated, especially in the areas of international affairs, the range of training positions, the pass rate in dual training and in IT professions. For example, the proportion of professional students who took foreign language lessons in the Hanseatic city was 90.4 percent in 2019, and thus was very high (national average: 35.3 percent). Source: INSM Education Monitor_2021.pdf

* Source reference: Information on the number of students in 2021/202 refers to the long-term outlook of the Hamburg Institute for Vocational Education and is subject to a survey for the academic year 2021/22. The numbers for the 2020/21 school year come from the school year survey.

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