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  • Impetuses for specialist dialogue

    Networking between research, policy and practice

    BWP 6/2018 published

    BWP 6/2018 published

    The articles in this issue use selected areas of activity and research to illustrate how dialogue between academic research, policy making and practice is shaped.

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  • The German VET system at a glance

    Expansion of our services for international users

    Glossary facilitates understanding

    Glossary facilitates understanding

    BIBB’s English website has been complemented by a new section on the German vocational education and training (VET) system. In addition, important terms can now be looked up in a VET glossary.

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  • Discover your talent

    European Vocational Skills Week 2018

    5 to 9 November 2018

    5 to 9 November 2018

    The European Commission’s initiative aims to make VET more attractive, to demonstrate the benefits and diversity of VET and to highlight the commitment of the various actors in VET. BIBB participates in several events.

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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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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

Cooperation agreement between GIZ, BIBB and NIVT prolonged

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Cooperation agreement between GIZ, BIBB and NIVT prolonged

BIBB and GIZ support the Vietnamese partner institution NIVT, to further improve the Vietnam VET report. Against this background, the trilateral cooperation agreement has been prolonged during the BIBB mission to Vietnam in November and signed through NIVT and GIZ for the period 2018-2020.

ETF conference: Skills for the Future

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

ETF conference: Skills for the Future

More than 300 participants from the European Union and neighbouring countries accepted the invitation of the European Training Foundation (ETF) to discuss changes on the labour market from a skills perspective in Turin/Italy from 21 to 22 November 2018.

Vocational schools in Thailand are getting ready for dual training
© GTDEE

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Vocational schools in Thailand are getting ready for dual training

The German-Thai Dual Excellence Education initiative (GTDEE) implements the dual training programme in Thailand. Following experiences gained from the programme implementation, one focus for GTDEE is currently quality development in the partner vocational schools of the training companies.

German-Brazilian symposium in São Paulo

Friday, November 09, 2018

German-Brazilian symposium in São Paulo

Around 200 participants from business, academia and policy making discussed developments in the field of digitalisation from 30 to 31 October 2018. The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training was also involved in the dialogue with the theme “Working and Learning in a Digital World".

Training in Spain with sound practical experience

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Training in Spain with sound practical experience

The two-year vocational project “JoinVET”, run in four Spanish cities, has demonstrated that elements of inter-company vocational education and training are able to contribute to increasing the readiness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to provide training.

Kick off meeting of the “WellTo Skill” project funded by Erasmus+

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Kick off meeting of the “WellTo Skill” project funded by Erasmus+

The launch meeting of the project "WellTo Skill" took place on 10 and 11 October 2018 in Sofia. Organisations, schools, competent bodies and companies from Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia and Latvia have come together for the project to develop a joint qualification in the area of wellness tourism.

BIBB Head of Department in discussion with Armenian education minister

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

BIBB Head of Department in discussion with Armenian education minister

At the request of the Armenian embassy, Ms Thomann, the head of the international department in the BIBB, had the opportunity to present the German dual vocational education and training system and the work of BIBB to the Minister for Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia.

Social environment: a critical factor in the career choice of young people

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Social environment: a critical factor in the career choice of young people

If the choice of occupation will not positively impact their status in their social environment, young people tend to stay away from the occupation concerned, even if they would have enjoyed the work it entails.

European working group publishes final report

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

European working group publishes final report

The EU working group on initial and continuing vocational education and training has published their final report “Teachers and Trainers Matter. How to support them in high-performance apprenticeships and work-based learning. 12 policy pointers”.

Events

07.02.2019 | Bonn

Tasks V: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

Technological advances in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence are increasingly making it possible for machines to perform tasks that previously could only be done by humans. This conference will bring together economists, sociologists and researchers from related fields to discuss frontier research on labor market effects of automation and digitization.