Vocational and Further Training

Vocational Training:
Vocational training in the Federal Republic of Germany is provided on the job and in vocational schools. Based on what is referred to as the "dual system", practical training is given at work, backed up by theoretical training and general education provided in vocational schools. Vocational education in vocational schools takes place generally one or two days a week. The characteristic feature of this system is that the provision of knowledge and skills is linked to acquiring the necessary job experience.  Additionally the contents and examination requirements of the vocational training conform to a uniform federal regulation.
The principal tasks undertaken by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) in vocational training are the following:
  • Looking after and supervising training 
    One of the most important tasks of the CCI is advising trainees on all problems connected with vocational training, e. g. the training roles to be considered, how training should be structured, the use of training aids, and educational, psychological and legal questions. The CCI also gives advice to trainees in all questions concerning their apprenticeship.
  • Intermediate and final examinations
  • Every trainee has to take part at an intermediate examination during and at the end of their vocational training. The examination is there to show what the trainee has learned throughout their training. The CCI uses boards of examiners and practitioners from local companies to hold these examinations. It is under the the suppport of the government that the CCI organizes and holds these examinations.
Contact details:
Lisa Haus, Andreas Fels, Timon Zapf
Further Training:
Further training is key for one’s professional career. This type of training provides a pillar for business marketability because only a well-qualified and proficient staff ensures competitiveness in the field.
The Rheinhessen Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) holds exams to test the knowledge, abilities and experience acquired as a result of their further training. The Vocational Training Committees issue special regulations governing the subject matter, purpose, standards, procedure and entry conditions for such examinations. The CCI establishes boards of examiners to hold the exams.
Contact details:
Andreas Resch, Viktor Piel