vocational training

Students in the fourth grade at an elementary school in Essen, Germany. Next year the students will get sorted into one of three educational tracks.

Stopping German students in their tracks?

Apr 8, 2015
Germany's controversial sorting system determines early on who goes to college.
Posted In: Germany, German economy, german college, german schools, higher education, vocational training, skilled labor
Roger Heps is in his final year of on-the-job training at Bayer, as part Germany's vocational education system.

'Blue-collar aristocrats' thrive in German economy

Apr 7, 2015
Germany’s vocational system partners with employers to train students for skilled jobs.
Posted In: Germany, german schools, higher education, community college, technical schools, vocational schools, vocational training, german college

German vocational training could be coming to the U.S.

Aug 29, 2014
Manufacturing states like North Carolina hope to create similar apprenticeship programs.
Posted In: North Carolina, vocational training, Germany, manufacturing

A $10,560 bachelor's degree?

Aug 22, 2014
Community colleges are getting into the business of awarding BA degrees.
Posted In: community colleges, bachelor's degree, vocational training, higher education

Volkswagen brings German-style vocational training to the US

Aug 19, 2014
In Germany, more than half of high school graduates go into vocational programs.
Posted In: Volkswagen, cars, vocational training, labor

For plumbers, it’s all about the sweet smell of money

Mar 25, 2014
The hours long and the hazards nasty, but fixing pipes can bring six-figure income
Posted In: plumbers, vocational training

Using 'early college' to help vocational training

Nov 19, 2013
The Obama administration launches a $100 million race-to-the-top-style competition meant to overhaul career and technical education.
Posted In: vocational training, technical schools