German Excellence Solutions (GES) recognizes the importance of education, training, and knowledge with the latest technologies and modern techniques. Following the German Dual VET System which is designed to increase the employees’ level of knowledge and performance in a very competitive industry.
The Dual VET – Vocational Education and Training supports the development from learning to employment and responds to the skills needed in the labor market. People are trained in a two-factor system – theory and practical.
In Germany, the Vocational Education and Training courses last for two to four years, apprentices spend a couple of days a week, or several weeks at a time, at a vocational school (Berufsschule) where they obtain theoretical knowledge for their occupation of choice. Classes also include German, English, and social studies. At the same time, a company or public sector institution hosts the apprentices where they gain practical knowledge and hands-on experience. The apprentice usually spends 60 percent of their time in the workplace under supervision of a certified trainer and 40 percent in the classroom.
Dual VET is part of the German school system and enjoys a secure position between general education and the labor market, and is alternative to university-level education.
In recent years, the Philippine authorities are keen to follow the German dual vocational system. However, majority of jobs are not yet covered on their list for the vocational education. To fill this gap, GES developed and introduced in close cooperation with the German Fürstenwalder Aus- und Weiterbildungszentrum gGmbH a distinct training program following the German Standards and curriculum in the cleaning industry.
With this, GES is helping to give opportunities to people who are not able to go to university but would like to extend their knowledge and skills in a professional environment.