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  • Skills4Georgia

    German and Georgian experts on VET meet in Tbilisi

    250 experts from academia and practice

    250 experts from academia and practice

    Invited by the Georgian Ministry of Education and the German Embassy in Georgia, Birgit Thomann formed part of an international expert group discussing global trends in VET and their applicability to Georgia.

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  • Introduction of dual VET in Uruguay

    Foreign minister Novoa presents cooperation contract

    Dual VET in line with the German model

    Dual VET in line with the German model

    The BIBB will advise the National Institute for Employment and Vocational Education and Training of the Republic of Uruguay on the introduction of training structures.

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  • Working and learning with intelligent systems

    Chance for more attractiveness in VET

    BWP 3/2019 published

    BWP 3/2019 published

    How will the world of work be changed by machines able to improve themselves and act autonomously? And what will this mean for the vocational training of skilled workers?

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  • Global perspective on work-based learning

    Results of BIBB-UNEVOC project published

    Cooperation with UNESCO-UNEVOC

    Cooperation with UNESCO-UNEVOC

    With contributions from international experts on vocational education and training, the volume opens up a global perspective on the topic of work-based learning in the context of competence-based education.

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The German VET System

In this section you find information on the German VET system – on its success factors, its structure and components as well as on challenges and future topics for the further development of the system.

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News

iMOVE's three-country conference a complete success

Friday, July 12, 2019

iMOVE's three-country conference a complete success

The working visit to Germany by colleagues from the iMOVE offices in China and India and the contact point in Iran at the start of June 2019 was a resounding success and was characterised by intensive discussion.

Comparing occupational tasks across Europe

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Comparing occupational tasks across Europe

Academic researchers from BIBB held a working meeting with colleagues from their Italian partner institute the INAPP (National Institute for Public Policy Analysis) on 12 June as part of an EU research project.

German licences for US football coaches
© Hessian Football Asscociation

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

German licences for US football coaches

Football has been enjoying growing popularity in the USA. Because the 'made in Germany' licences have an excellent reputation around the world, a group of American trainers travelled to Hesse in order to acquire a C-Licence from the German Football Association (DFB).

TVET in Pakistan: Companies benefit from in-company training

Thursday, June 6, 2019

TVET in Pakistan: Companies benefit from in-company training

GIZ has published a cost benefit analysis of in-company training in Pakistan. The paper provides substantial answers on how companies benefit from providing in-company training.

VET in Germany Report 2018
© Cedefop 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

VET in Germany Report 2018

gives an overview of the vocational educational and training (VET) system in Germany: external factors influencing VET, providing VET in a lifelong learning perspective, shaping VET qualifications, and promoting participation in VET.

8th Arab-German Education and Vocational Training Forum: Demand meets supply

Monday, May 13, 2019

8th Arab-German Education and Vocational Training Forum: Demand meets supply

Demand and supply was the key theme of the 8th Arab-German Education and Vocational Training Forum 2019. iMOVE and Ghorfa welcomed around 140 guests from Arab countries and from Germany to the event in Berlin.

Who will save work? – BIBB and GOVET at „re:publica“ in Berlin

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Who will save work? – BIBB and GOVET at „re:publica“ in Berlin

BIBB and GOVET will be presenting innovative approaches and successful practical examples in VET at the “re:publica” Conference in Berlin from 6 to 8 May.

Cooperation between social partners and the state

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Cooperation between social partners and the state

At an international conference staged by BIBB in Siegburg on 3 and 4 April 2019, educational experts from the fields of politics and research highlighted the significance of cooperation between social partners and the state in vocational education and training.

BIBB Data Report to accompany the 2019 Report on VET is published

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

BIBB Data Report to accompany the 2019 Report on VET is published

Demand for training places by young people and young adults and the number of training places offered by companies both rose once again in 2018. Nevertheless, recruitment problems on the training market exacerbated further. These are the main outcomes of the 2019 BIBB Data Report.

BWP 2/2019: Routes into occupations

Friday, April 5, 2019

BWP 2/2019: Routes into occupations

The labour market in Germany is organised on the basis of the principle of the regulated occupation, and great significance is still accorded to vocational qualifications. But how successful are young people in entering working life after completing initial training?

Why occupations are not chosen

Monday, March 25, 2019

Why occupations are not chosen

Even if an occupation reflects the activities in which they are interested, many young people will still tend to drop it during the career choice process if insufficient social recognition appears to be on offer. This is the main outcome to emerge from a study conducted by the BIBB.

BIBB publishes its 2018 ranking list for training occupations

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

BIBB publishes its 2018 ranking list for training occupations

Impressive start: Around 1,300 training contracts have been concluded in 2018 in the new training occupation of “management assistant in e-commerce”. With just over 15,000 new contracts the occupation of information technology specialist made it position 7 in the Top 10.

Events

07.11.2019 | Stadtmuseum Siegburg

2nd BIBB Conference on the Economics of Vocational Education and Training: Markets - Institutions – Systems

The BIBB hosts its second conference on the economics of vocational education and training (VET) on November 7th and 8th 2019 in Siegburg. The conference will bring together researchers from all related fields to discuss the most recent empirical and theoretical results on this subject.