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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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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
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.
Expertise from BIBB for a new Costa Rican Vocational Training Act
A twelve-strong ministerial delegation from Costa Rica visited the BIBB. Detailed specialist discussions, in which BIBB President Esser took part, supported the debate surrounding a new Vocational Training Act for the Central American country.
Each organ is an individual piece. The building of organs is a craft with a long tradition. But also here, above all technical and electronic innovations took place. The new training regulation with the specialisms of organ building and pipe making enters into force on 1 August 2019.
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.
The glossary is a source for terms and definitions which are used in the field of vocational education and training. Emphasis is placed on its usage in the context of the German dual system. The VET Glossary is a work in progress and updated and expanded on an ongoing basis.