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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

"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.

Study visit in the context of UNESCO-UNEVOC's TVET Learning Forum 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Study visit in the context of UNESCO-UNEVOC's TVET Learning Forum 2018

During their study visit to BIBB, international experts in the field of TVET received information on ongoing projects in the fields of digitisation, vocational training for sustainable development and Migration.

Insight into glass finishing – Restructured training for flat glass technologists

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Insight into glass finishing – Restructured training for flat glass technologists

Flat glass technologists process and finish industrial flat glass for windows, display windows and cabinets, safety glass for banks and glass panels for solar energy systems. The updated training regulation takes into account digitalisation and modern control of production.

Shaping stone by hand and machine – Updated training for stonemason and sculptor

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Shaping stone by hand and machine – Updated training for stonemason and sculptor

Computer-controlled machines and modern methods in addition to manual processing of natural stones: The updated training for stonemason and sculptor combines tradition with modernity.

Case Webinar: How do German SME clusters implement apprenticeships?

Monday, April 30, 2018

Case Webinar: How do German SME clusters implement apprenticeships?

iMOVE hosted the first "Case Webinar" in Bonn on 11 April 2018. This webinar highlighted aspects of the implementation of these programmes and how German small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are using this approach to prepare for the skills demands of the future.

BIBB hosts government delegation from Uganda

Monday, April 23, 2018

BIBB hosts government delegation from Uganda

How does dual vocational education and training work in Germany? How are vocational standards developed? What role do social partners play? Alex Kakooza, Permanent Secretary from Uganda, learned about the core elements of vocational training under the dual system in Germany at BIBB.

"Klischeefrei” initiative gathers pace - BIBB supports career orientation on Girls’ and Boys’ Day

Thursday, April 19, 2018

"Klischeefrei” initiative gathers pace - BIBB supports career orientation on Girls’ and Boys’ Day

The "Klischeefrei" initiative campaigns for a world in which the choice of occupation and degree is free from gender-specific role models. Support from companies and institutions is rising. The BIBB is also supporting career orientation free of stereotyping with Girls' Day and Boys' Day on 26 April.

Training market undergoing serious change – 10th BIBB Data Report

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Training market undergoing serious change – 10th BIBB Data Report

More people now start training with higher education entrance qualifications, more training positions remain unfilled - These are the findings from the 10th and anniversary edition of the Data Report. The thematic focus of the 2018 BIBB Data Report is vocational orientation.

Dual VET – how is it done?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dual VET – how is it done?

Dual VET – how do companies and vocational schools do it? The delegation from the Mexican BIBB partner institute CONALEP came with many questions about how dual VET is implemented. Over four days they had the chance to pose these questions to practitioners and to visit training centres.

Reform of vocational education and training in Indonesia

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Reform of vocational education and training in Indonesia

The vocational education and training sector in Indonesia is undergoing reform. The BIBB and other German stakeholders involved in vocational education and training will advise Indonesia on the implementation of their reform project.

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

15.07.2018 | Toronto, CA

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology

The Congress will focus on how scholars, public intellectuals, policy makers, journalists and activists from diverse fields can and do contribute to our understanding of power, violence and justice.

Thematic portals