Building Bridges: New Zealand-German Dual Vocational Training Exchange in the Building and Construction Sector

A collaboration between Germany & New Zealand

  • A series of carefully and in detail planned events and visits for the New Zealand participants to provide valuable and practical insights into the dual vocational training system in Germany with focus on the building and construction industry.
  • The project opens opportunities for interested New Zealand parties to exchange and discuss information, transfer knowledge and to build collaborations with highly experienced providers of dual education and trainings in Germany, including a visit to the world’s largest education trade fair.
  • Its primary objective is to foster collaboration among educational institutions within the construction sector to facilitate knowledge sharing and ultimately promote the exchange of skilled builders.

Project Overview

The project will showcase the Dual Vocational Training System in Germany with a focus on the building and construction sector, conducted by the German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (GNZCC), our partners, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern (Chamber of Trade and Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria), iMOVE at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), and the Federal Ministry for Economics and Climate Action (BMWK). The project aims to address the need to upskill and create a flexible and transferable vocational education system for New Zealand aligned with the needs of the ever-changing construction and building industry. The project is focused on sustainable building practices for energy efficient building methods.