Dual apprenticeships based on the German system provide an important tool to companies to not only ensure that their staff has the right skills, but to shape the next generation of talent as per company values and requirements.
In today’s business scenario, having the right skills has become a key factor for the competitiveness of businesses across the globe. Dual apprenticeships based on the German system provide an important tool to companies to not only ensure that their staff has the right skills, but to shape the next generation of talent as per company values and requirements. As experts of both the German and Indian system, we support companies to conceptualise and implement highly effective customised apprenticeship programmes considering both worldwide standards for German dual VET abroad and the existing Indian VET ecosystem.
Local adaptation, global quality
To ensure global consistency in the quality of German dual VET courses, all German Chambers of Commerce and Industry Abroad comply with the quality standards defined by the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK). At the same time, training providers must have sufficient flexibility to match training structures and learning objectives to the local scenario. For this reason, DUALpro support VET courses in three quality categories.
DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING REGULATIONS AND CURRICULA
Working with industry and experts in Germany and India, we analyse skill relevance, the harmonisation of theory and practical lessons, and trainee progress of the existing curriculum and advise on needed adjustments.
VET PARTNER SEARCH
German dual vocational training is a system of collaboration. Whether looking for a training institute for theory inputs, an industry partner for practical training, or another company to train apprentices in only certain skills or machines, we help find training organisations find the right partner.
TRAINING VENUE AUDIT AND CERTIFICATION
By assessing and certifying success factors of dual vocational training, such as equipment, infrastructure, and trainer qualification, we ensure that training venues are suitable for a particular trade, can achieve training goals, and stand out in the industry as a quality training provider.
TECHNICAL AND PEDAGOGICAL TRAINER CAPACITATION
Training can only be as good as the trainers conducting it. Thus, we assess skill gaps for training staff and develop and implement customized technical and pedagogical trainings and coaching formats to capacitate trainers to plan, implement, and assess successful on-job training.
When starting to train in the dual system, many trainers face the same challenges. However, the solutions they find to overcome these challenges vary from company to company. With our frequent trainer meets, we provide a platform for trainers to connect with peers, exchange experiences and find best practices in the field of vocational training.
APPRENTICESHIP ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Once established, we register all apprentices and monitors training programmes to ensure the continued quality of the programs. As part of this, we visit training institutions and companies and review training logbooks. We also foster the exchange between all partnering parties to ensure continued alignment and enhancement of the training implementation.
VET initiatives that follow the German dual system present apprentices with the challenge of a new education approach. In order to enable them to succeed, they need to understand what is expected of them and act differently than they are used to. For this reason, we conduct orientation sessions for new apprentices to facilitate their adjustment to the new learning culture.
All examinations administered by IGCC follow a dual approach to test the holistic understanding of apprentices for their trade. Depending on the applicable quality category, we support in developing and approving examination questions or acquire and translate the original examination tasks from Germany.
EXAM ADMINISTRATION & CERTIFICATION
A smooth examination process guarantees fair evaluation. We coordinate examinations end to end by organising the participation of independent, qualified examiners, inviting eligible trainees to conduct the examination, coordination the safe delivery of examinations papers following secrecy guidelines, and administering the evaluation of examination. Upon passing, successful participants receive a quality-assured DIHK-IGCC or IGCC certificate with description of the achieved learnings and exam results.