Working Group Vocational Education

Who we are - what we do

Education - profession - vocational training

The Working Group Vocational Education and Training (AGBB) of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) was founded in 2009. She represents the interests of members of non-academic chemical professions such as chemical-technical assistants, chemical laboratory assistants or chemical technicians.

The AGBB has set itself the task of ...


  • bring together all persons who are completing or have completed training in the school or company sector in the chemistry sector and related fields,
  • to strengthen the non-academic professions in chemistry,
  • to advise on the subject of "vocational education",
  • to create a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences,
  • to expand the range of advanced training courses for non-academic professional groups.

The AGBB ...


  • works independently of but in exchange with trade unions, employers' associations and organizations in the chemical industry,
  • maintains contact with the responsible ministries of the federal states, the Standing Conference of Education Ministers (KMK), the professional associations and other interest groups on training and legal issues,
  • Regularly exchanges information with schools and training companies in order to assess the current situation of all medium-sized chemical professions.

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AGBB scholarships

The AGBB awards grants to chemical laboratory technicians, chemical technicians, CTA students and young professionals for attending analytica or the GDCh science forum.

AGBB scholarships

GDCh final award (formerly Absolventenpreis)

Since 2007, the GDCh has been awarding prizes for the best graduates of the year who have completed a chemistry-related training course.

GDCh final price

Become a member...

Membership in the AGBB offers many advantages. Members in training in particular benefit from a large network that makes it easier for you to start your professional life later.

Advantages of the AGBB membership

GDCh advanced training courses

The GDCh offers interesting advanced training courses for members of non-academic chemistry professions. The full range of courses can be found at:

Chemie in unserer Zeit (ChiuZ)

As a GDCh member you have access to the ChiuZ years 1967-2010 via MyGDCh. That's how it's done:


  • Log in to "MyGDCh" with your membership number and password
  • Click on "Special Offers"
  • Click on "Wiley-VCH Magazines"
  • Click on "To ChiuZ in full text"


Analytics +

Free e-learning platform for analytical methods:
Analytics +

ALL CHLORINE! - The Chemistry Podcast

JCF Podcast
Episode #21
chemical. Practically. Good.


Alliance for technical assistant professions (TA)


Job offers / advanced training courses

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GDCh Office
dr Carina S. Kniep
Phone: +49 69 7917-499

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last modified: 11.01.2023 18:31 H from C.Kniep