iMOVE - Training - Made in Germany
"Training - Made in Germany" refers to the internationally renowned quality of German initial and continuing vocational training. There is a growing international demand for vocational training from Germany on the global education market. Since 2001, the BMBF has supported marketing for "Training - Made in Germany" with the iMOVE initiative (International Marketing of Vocational Education). German education providers have access to a variety of services when preparing and realizing their commitment abroad. With "Training - Made in Germany," iMOVE advertizes German expertise in initial and continuing vocational training abroad.
The aim of iMOVE, a BMBF initiative overseen by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), is to prepare German programmes and providers in initial and continuing vocational training for international competition and to position them more strongly on the international continuing education market.
iMOVE is a central contact point for both German education service providers and interested groups from abroad. The extensive service of iMOVE includes:
Seminars, workshops and networking events
iMOVE seminars, workshops and networking events provide German continuing education providers with opportunities to develop strategic plans for their commitment abroad and to gain specific insight into attractive markets. Seminars on target markets focus on regions with a great market potential. They enable education providers to prepare in detail for these markets and foreign partners. Strategy workshops provide practical support regarding internal corporate requirements, strategies for market entry and successful marketing abroad.
Delegation visits and participation in trade fairs abroad
iMOVE delegation visits to countries with a great demand for qualification provide opportunity for direct talks with decision-makers in public authorities, companies, local industry associations and education institutions. Typical elements of delegation visits include presentations at special trade fairs, vocational training workshops, cooperation fairs and conferences. This provides German education providers with a broad range of possibilities for market research, market monitoring and initiation of collaborations.
Online service: http://www.imove-germany.de
The Internet portal for German providers offers up-to-date information on the topic of education exports. This information includes:
- relevant news from the international continuing education industry and the iMOVE network,
- up-to-date market information and market studies on continuing training demand in over 20 countries,
- iMOVE event announcements and reports, and
- an extensive list of links and an interactive cooperation fair.
The portal for international visitors provides information on "Training - Made in Germany" in Arabic, Chinese, German, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The iMOVE provider database offers access to the company profiles of internationally active German continuing education providers. A newsletter in German and English regularly provides the latest information on all iMOVE programmes and services.
Publications: Data, Trends and Strategies
iMOVE monitors markets and industries, analyzes developments, and makes summaries of this information readily accessible. Companies in vocational training can download a variety of material free of charge, including market studies on over 20 countries, guidelines for the export of initial and continuing vocational training and the internationalization of its website, the "Trendbarometer Exportbranche Aus- und Weiterbildung," a study on the economic importance of German education exports, several brochures giving successful examples of German education providers in international markets, and the iMOVE annual report.