President of the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training: the Proposals for the Implementation of an Integrated VET System are Promising
In conjunction with a technical and vocational training workshop, held in February 2019 in Tehran, which was organised by the Iranian Technical & Vocational Training Organization (TVTO) and the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), the president of BIBB, Professor Dr. Friedrich Hubert Esser expressed his optimism towards Iran and Germany cooperation on technical and vocational training.
Noting that the proposals for the implementation of an integrated VET system are promising, in his keynote address for the opening of the joint workshop, Prof. Esser stated that "with the reform projects initiated at the end of 2017, the Iranian government has made considerable efforts to further develop vocational training. The proposals for the implementation of an integrated VET system are promising. Above all, the strengthening of cooperation between the state, industry and civil society is an approach that has a long tradition in Germany and is always an important success factor for the organization of vocational education and training”.
We draw on our experience in the joint design and further development of the dual system with economic and social partners, but also on our experiences from international cooperation on precisely these topics. On this basis, we would like to provide impulses for the development of an Iranian approach, "emphasized BIBB President Esser.
The workshop, which was jointly prepared by BIBB and TVTO, was initially about presenting the vocational training reform processes in Iran. The focus was on the involvement of Iranian players in vocational education and the possibilities for closer cooperation in the sense of a future holistic vocational training system.
The Iranian side has shown great interest in German experiences in the dual system, and to enter into an open dialogue with the German partners on the reform needs of Iran’s VET system.