2020 Professional Development Programme

TVET for Green Economy and Energy Efficiency in Germany

RESCHEDULED – We will inform you about the new date shortly

Location   Hamburg
TVET managers, policy makers, researches, teachers and trainers with a specific interest in Green Economy and Energy Efficiency Sector

5-days programme (excluding travel days)

Objective and thematic priorities  

The study visit will provide the participants with a proper understanding of

  • Features of dual TVET, roles and functions of major players
  • New skills and emerging jobs greening the economy in Germany
  • TVET arrangements for sustainable development
  • Pedagogical approaches and new learning culture in green TVET
  • Digitalization in TVET
  • Qualification exams and quality management in German TVET
  • Teacher training and professional development
Program overview  

During the 5-days programme the participants will visit:

  • Hamburg Institute for Vocational Education (HIBB)
  • Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (HK)
  • One TVET school (profile: renewable energies, energy efficiency, smart technologies)
  • One Inter-company centre for skills training and vocational guidance
  • Two innovative enterprises/business associations in the field of renewable energies and smart technologies - with a focus on energy generation and transition, sector coupling, offshore wind, etc.
  • Hamburg Institute for Monitoring and Evaluation and for Quality development in education (IfBQ) 
Relevant information  
  • The professional development programme will be held in English
  • Continuous Specialist support throughout the week
Logistical arrangements  
  • Participants organise their travel to and from Hamburg
  • TVET Hamburg organises:
    • accommodation for participants in a 3* hotel (6 nights with breakfast)
    • inner-city transport during the study tour
    • meals (lunches and 2 dinners)
    • assistance for the visa application (official letter of invitation)
    • sightseeing tour in Hamburg

Much to our regret, due to the current public health situation related to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we will need to postpone the event to a later date this year. We will inform you about the new date as soon as possible.


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