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„Ein Bäckerlehrling in Vicenza“


“Training without Borders”

Transnational mobility in Vocational Education and Training


Through stays abroad, both trainees and young skilled personnel prepare themselves for the  demands of a globalised economy and the enterprises also benefit. The best way to acquire international competencies is a learning and work stay abroad, ideally already during training.

Nationwide coaching network

The aim of the programme ”Training without Borders“ is to get more trainees and skilled workers to complete a stay abroad. A nationwide, interchamber counselling network has been set up for this.

More than 20 mobility coaches in the participant chambers of crafts and chambers of industry and commerce provide trainees and young skilled workers with advice and support in organizing traineeships abroad. The coordinating office ”Training without Borders“ supports the network. It has offices at the Central Agency for Continuing Vocational Education and Training in the Skilled Crafts (ZWH) in Düsseldorf (North Rhine-Westphalia) and at the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) in Berlin.

The programme ”Training without Borders“ is promoted by theby the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Funding period: 1st Jan. 2015–31 Dec. 2015



Mobility coaching

The mobility coaches help with all issues to do with traineeships abroad, such as


  • planning, carrying out and evaluating stays abroad and their financial administration;
  • coordinating the stay among companies, vocational schools, participants and chambers;
  • searching for suitable partner enterprises abroad;
  • seeking and applying for funding;
  • liaising preparatory measures, such as language courses or intercultural training;
  • organizing traineeships in Germany for foreign youth and young employees.




Do you have any questions? Would you like to learn more about vocational traineeships abroad?
Please contact us. We will be glad to advise!


Mobility coaches: contact



Coordinating office “Training without Borders”

Tamara Moll
DIHK – Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
(Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce)
DIHK Service GmbH, Breite Straße 29, D-10178 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 - 203 08-2510, E-Mail: t.moll@mobilitaetscoach.de


Julika Ullrich
ZWH – Zentralstelle für die Weiterbildung im Handwerk e.V.
(Central Agency for Continuing Vocational Education and Training in the Skilled Crafts)
Sternwartstraße 27-29, D-40223 Düsseldorf
Tel.: +49 (0)211 - 30 20 09-38,

E-Mail: j.ullrich(at)mobilitaetscoach.de



Find more information about the programme in the “Interim review of the programme ‘Training without Borders’” and in the flyer