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Assess and Certify Vocational Skills

People without recognised vocational qualifications don’t have an easy time of it in working world. They lack formal recognition of their professional skills. And if they become unemployed, this can be an especially tangible problem, because they’ll be easily overlooked or undervalued on the job market.

The "ValiKom" development project was launched with the aim of increasing skill visibility and thus increasing opportunities for applicants on the job market. Four Chambers of Skilled Crafts and four Chambers of Commerce and Industry are currently in the process of designing a joint procedure to assess and certify (validate) vocational skills acquired outside the formal education system.


At the end of the procedure, the relevant chamber will issue a certificate to confirm and attest the vocational skills acquired by the certificate holder.

Would you like to take part in the validation procedure? Click here for more information.

 

 

The validation procedure...

… enables vocational skills to be identified, documented, assessed and certified.

… enables you to obtain a certificate that documents whether your skills comply partially or fully with the necessary requirements for a recognised vocational qualification.

… is aimed at those who have acquired vocational skills, but cannot prove this with formal documents (e.g. exam certificates).

… will be trialled from 2017 by project partners in eight chamber districts in Germany as part of the project "Qualification-Related Validation of Skills Acquired Non-Formally and Informally", "ValiKom" for short.