Thu 22 July 2021
Munich, Germany
  • DE

DuALPlus Final Conference: Promoting Excellence in Dual Education

Dual education plays an important role for a successful transition from education to work, for improving the skills supply and in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation. Yet, the dual education systems in the Alpine Space have various challenges to face, such as the lack of attractiveness for young people who rather opt for an academic career, the inclusion of marginalised groups from the job market, demographic change and adaptation to an increasingly digitalised world.

In the DuALPlus project nine partner organisations from eight regions joined forces to increase attractiveness and improve the quality of dual education in the Alpine space over the last three years.

On July 22nd, 2021 in Munich (Germany) and online, the DuALPlus partners explored and discussed the outcomes of the project together with other recognised experts for dual education from the EU, the Alpine regions and the scientific world.




Welcome speech and introduction
Dieter Vierlbeck, Deputy Chief Executive of the Chamber of Skilled Crafts For Munich and Upper Bavaria

Key Note Speech: Vocational education in Germany in times of pandemic and digital transformation: status quo and development perspectives (slides in German language)
Prof. Dr. Sandra Bley, University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim

General Presentation of the DUALPLUS project
Aurelia Ullrich-Schneider, Project Coordinator, Regional Development Vorarlberg

Topic 1: Discover the opportunities of dual education

Career Guidance Toolbox – Guided Tour
Hannelore Schwabl, LVH

Good Practice examples in job orientation for dual education
Project partners DuALPlus

Topic 2: Innovate and improve dual education

Innovative dual Education for apprentices and in-company trainers in the Alpine Space
Julia Pintsuk-Christof, New design University St. Pölten
Adriana Bär, Chamber of skilled crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria

Topic 3: Better transition from dual to academic education and vice versa

Permeability of Dual Education systems
Discussion of key outcomes from the Permeability study with

  • Siegfried Walch, Traunstein district administer
  • Kurt Schmid, Research & Development, ibw, Austria
  • Carlo Dirschedl, member of the enquete commission for vocational education of the German parliament
   • Sylvia Minder-Keller, vocational training department of the Canton of Zurich / International Conference for the Lake of Constance

Moderation: Henrike Martius, University of applied sciences Rosenheim

Success story/flashback: DuALPlus impact on the regions

Comment/ summary of the event/ reflection on the project
Norbert Schöbel, European Alliance for Apprenticeship, European Commission

Résumé and outlook
Anne-Séverine Lay, Alpine Space Programme

Read the full programme (English / German)