2019 Summer School

Vocational Education and Training in Germany
9-13 September 2019

Location   Hamburg
Participants   20 TVET specialists - managers, teachers, trainers and researchers

7 days (5-days program plus 2 travel days)

Objective and thematic priorities  

The program is aimed at fostering an in-depth understanding of TVET system in Germany, with a particular focus on the following aspects:

  • Dual TVET: conceptual background, regulatory framework, didactical approach, financing mechanisms, roles and responsibilities of major players involved
  • Enterprise as a learning venue: apprenticeship model
  • Quality management and certification of qualifications in TVET
  • Teacher training and professional development
  • Vocational and career guidance approaches
  • TVET in Hamburg: particular features, international cooperation potential
Program overview  

Within the 5-days program the participants will visit:

  • Hamburg Institute for Vocational Education (HIBB)
  • TVET schools belonging to HIBB
    • TVET school of hi-tech industries – e.g., power engineering, indus-try 4.0, motorcar mechatronics, renewable energies, smart construction
    • TVET school in service sector, hospitality administration and/or light industry
  • Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (HK)
  • Hamburg Teacher Training Institute (LI)
  • Hamburg Institute for Training Monitoring and Evaluation and for Quality development (IfBQ)
  • Hi-tech enterprise being a partner within dual TVET
  • Inter-company centre for skills training and vocational guidance
  • Arranged meetings with senior officials at relevant institutions and departments
  • Seminars, workshops, working sessions and round table discussions
  • Arranged site visits
Relevant information  
  • The summer school program will be held in English
  • A coordinator will accompany the group throughout the program
  • Participants will be provided with printed materials/ presentations
  • Upon successful completion of the program, participants will get certificates
Logistical arrangements  
  • Participants organise their travel to and from Hamburg
  • TVET Hamburg organises:
    • accommodation for participants in a hotel (6 nights incl. breakfast)
    • inner-city transport during the study tour
    • meals / catering (5 lunches, 2 dinners, coffee-breaks)
    • assistance for the visa application (official letter of invitation)
    • sightseeing tour in Hamburg

To apply for the Summer School program, please complete the online application form by June 23, 2019 24:00 CEST.

After the application closing date, successful applicants will receive an official invitation to the program together with an agreement, invoice and advice on the next stage of the process.


The price of the program is 1,970.00 EUR plus 19% VAT per person.

This price covers the logistical arrangements package, hotel, registration and access to all events of the programs.

The payment should be made by bank transfer in two installments:

1) Registration fee: 1,210.00 EUR (plus 19% VAT) to be paid by June 30, 2019;

2) Hotel & logistical package: 760.00 EUR (plus 19% VAT) to be paid by August 15, 2019.

Please note that your place in the Summer School program is secured only after the agreement is signed and the registration fee is received by the secretariat.


Should you have any questions or inquiries regarding registration for the Summer School program, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.