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  • Russian hairdressers show that they can cut it

    GOVET at BIBB supports VET cooperation

    German-Russian cooperation

    German-Russian cooperation

    Russian hairdressing apprentices completed a German final examination for the first time. GOVET at BIBB and the German National Association of Hairdressers support the German-Russian cooperation.

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  • From pilot project to regular funding

    Instigators, providers and transfer of programmes

    BWP 5/2018 published

    BWP 5/2018 published

    What impacts do programmes have for VET? What potential do they have to deliver innovation? The main emphasis in this issue is on Federal Government programmes, but also on interfaces to federal state programmes.

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  • Sharing knowledge

    Relaunch of ReferNet online portal

    www.refernet.de/en

    www.refernet.de/en

    ReferNet Germany has a new, user-friendly website! It provides extensive information on many aspects of VET in Europe and the Member States. ReferNet has been the European network for VET since 2002.

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  • Trainees abroad

    Analyses on mobility in dual training occupations

    New issue of BWP "International Mobility"

    New issue of BWP "International Mobility"

    In the latest issue of its specialist journal "BWP", the BIBB carries out a more detailed investigation of how many trainees in which occupations avail themselves of the opportunity to train abroad.

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News

BIBB Report published on validation of non-formal and informal learning

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

BIBB Report published on validation of non-formal and informal learning

The call for greater account to be taken on the labour market of non-formal and informal learning now enjoys a broad degree of consent in Germany. Validation procedures should capture individual competencies and be oriented towards qualification standards. These are the results of a BIBB survey.

China: Training to support learning culture 4.0
© Institute for Training and Careers e. V.

Friday, August 24, 2018

China: Training to support learning culture 4.0

At the Shunde Polytechnic College in China teaching staff are able to complete a modular master trainer qualification. As part of this, they acquire subject-specific knowledge and competencies in didactic methodology to prepare them for the new learning culture 4.0.

BIBB Director of Research at the Thai-German TVET Forum

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

BIBB Director of Research at the Thai-German TVET Forum

At the Thai-German TVET Forum hosted in Bangkok on 3 August 2018, Professor Hubert Ertl explained to representatives from trade and industry and from the field of policy making why company-based training is a worthwhile investment for the firms which provide it.

BWP 4/2018: Learning in foreign countries

Friday, August 03, 2018

BWP 4/2018: Learning in foreign countries

International mobility of learners in VET is in increasing demand. What are the associated expectations, and what benefits can a period of time spent abroad offer? The articles included in this issue trace policy debate.

Apprentices in Germany becoming more mobile
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Thursday, August 02, 2018

Apprentices in Germany becoming more mobile

In Germany, 5.3 percent of all initial VET graduates in 2017 had some mobility experience during their training. This is one key result of a research study published by the National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (NA at the BIBB).

Photo competition as part of the World Youth Skills Day

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Photo competition as part of the World Youth Skills Day

On 15 July, the 4. World Youth Skills Day took place, which was organised by the United Nations together with World Skills International. As part of this event, the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training took part in the "SkillsInAction Photo Competition".

BIBB presents study on minimum training remuneration from the perspective of companies

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

BIBB presents study on minimum training remuneration from the perspective of companies

The BIBB has used a data-based simulation to investigate the issue of which businesses would be affected by a minimum training remuneration and how high the anticipated cost increase might be for companies. Result: Small businesses face particular challenges.

Training regulations and how they come about

Foto: Auszubildende in der Berufsschule

Most young people in Germany begin their initial vocational education and training after leaving school with an apprenticeship, that is, a course of training in the dual system.

Foto: justice statue

The 1969 Vocational Training Act (BBiG) was amended in 2005. The amendment came into force on 1 April 2005. One of the goals of the Act is to ensure that young people just getting started in the world of work have full vocational capacity in a wide range of activities.

Foto: Meeting

Out-of-school vocational education and training is governed uniformly and nationwide by the Vocational Training Act.

Events

05.12.2018 | Berlin

Online Educa Berlin 2018

OEB will give you new insights on opportunities and challenges that are changing the world of learning, show you the latest best practice from leading organisations and allow you to meet, discuss and network with policy makers, higher education leaders, chief learning officers, technology & learning experts, learning and development professionals, change managers, ICT administrators, online learning curriculum designers and many many more.