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In Germany there is broad consensus in the vocational training policy area on the vital importance of the dual vocational training system. It is attractive, provides high quality professional skills and qualifications, and results in high rates of transition into the labour market and a comparatively low level of youth unemployment – clear advantages over other vocational training systems. This is proven by the review of training for 2010. The training situation for young people in Germany has continued to improve despite the global financial and economic crisis. Recurrent strong economic growth, companies’ forward-thinking personnel policies, and a reduction in the number of applicants for training places due to demographic change are the main reasons for this.
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