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  • "Neoliberalism rules out real social partnership"

    British scholar calls for collaborative incentives to train

    Watch the recording of the live stream

    Watch the recording of the live stream

    In his keynote at the 2018 BIBB Congress Prof. Hayward from the University of Cambridge talked about the challenges of assembling a functioning VET system for nations with neo-liberal market economies.

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  • New challenges for trainers

    Which competencies are required?

    BWP 3/2018 published

    BWP 3/2018 published

    How has training changed in the era of digitisation and heterogeneous learning groups? Are trainers prepared to face these technological and pedagogical challenges? This BWP issue provides answers to these questions.

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  • Managing Skills in a time of disruptions

    UNESCO-UNEVOC's TVET Learning Forum 2018

    Inspiring discussions about challenges and opportunities in TVET

    Inspiring discussions about challenges and opportunities in TVET

    The participants discussed the challenges and opportunities facing TVET institutions and systems, particularly in light of ongoing digital, climatic and demographic disruptions.

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  • Crafting the Future – VOC force for tomorrow

    Inspiring discussion on the topic of VET 4.0

    International panel discussion

    International panel discussion

    As part of re:publica 2018, GOVET organized a panel discussion with guests from Israel, Russia and the USA. The discussion moderated by BIBB Director of Research Hubert Ertl focused on VET in times of digitalization.

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2018 BIBB Congress

Online documentation

The online documentation of the BIBB Congress contains presentations, recordings of the live stream as well as speeches from the plenum event that are available in English.

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News

Participants of UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme visit BIBB pilot project

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Participants of UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme visit BIBB pilot project

In light of the ongoing international debates on "Greening TVET" and "Sustainability of TVET" participants of the UNEVOC Leadership Programme visited the BIBB pilot project "FOENAKO" to learn about the application of sustainability integration in TVET training in Germany.

Metal working and electrical occupations structured in a future-proof way

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Metal working and electrical occupations structured in a future-proof way

Industrial metal working and electrical occupations are a focal point for the ongoing digitalisation of the world of work. Eleven restructured training regulations and various optional additional qualifications enter into force on 1 August 2018.

One the trail of dual vocational education and training - Latin America in Berlin

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

One the trail of dual vocational education and training - Latin America in Berlin

Over two days, the BIBB led their cooperation partners from Paraguay and Colombia on a tour through Berlin to various stakeholders involved in dual vocational education and training. This study visit enabled the BIBB to support both countries in the introduction of country-specific dual training.

Around €18 billion from their own pocket – BIBB analysis on continuing vocational training

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Around €18 billion from their own pocket – BIBB analysis on continuing vocational training

A new BIBB analysis provides a comprehensive overview of the cost and benefits of continuing vocational training for participants. They contribute significantly to financing their continuing vocational training.

Company survey shows: There is no way around vocational education and training!

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Company survey shows: There is no way around vocational education and training!

Internal training remains the ideal way for many companies to secure their requirements for skilled workers over the long term. These are the findings of a BIBB company survey, which were presented at the opening of the BIBB Congress in Berlin.

"International trainer aptitude certificate" for Chinese mechatronics teachers

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

"International trainer aptitude certificate" for Chinese mechatronics teachers

Starting in November 2017, 54 teachers from China completed training in mechatronics and motor vehicle mechatronics in Germany. The objective was to deliver practical learning content and teaching methods as well as an improved understanding of the dual system in Germany.

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

23.07.2018 | Seoul, KR

International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress 2018

As the 4th industrial revolution has emerged as an important issue in the field of labor, the ILERA World Congress 2018 aims to highlight a creative solution to move toward a sustainable society under the theme of “Employment for a Sustainable Society: What Is To Be Done?”.

Thematic portals