The work of the project partners
QuBe stands for qualifications and occupations in the future. The labour market of the future will change the qualification and occupation requirements. These potential developments are highlighted using modelling calculations by updating previously observed records, transitions, trends and behaviours in the education and training system and in the labour market. By taking into account career changes and with the aid of empirically determined vocational flexibility matrices comparing learned against practised occupations, demand and supply is offset at occupational level in addition to an assessment at qualification level. By taking this approach, it has been possible to uncover both potential bottlenecks and areas of activity in the labour market of the future.
Together with the Institute for Labour Market and Career Research (IAB) of the Federal Employment Agency, the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) has responsibility for leading the QuBe project. The BIBB is financing the supply side projections, the provision of basic data from the micro census - in particular with regard to learned occupations, the continued development of occupational fields and the calculation of the vocational flexibility of employees.
The Institute for Labour Market and Career Research (IAB) of the Federal Employment Agency shares the leadership of the QuBe project with the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in terms of specialisms and content. The focus of the IAB in this respect is on the demand side of the labour market. Projections of requirements generated as part of the QuBe project are thus financed by the IAB and forecasts of demand for qualifications are also being prepared by them.
The Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS mbH) is developing macroeconomic forecast and simulation models upon which the QuBe project's long-term projections and the scenarios are based. The German model IAB/INFORGE is being used for this. The individual demand and supply specific information comes together in this model to form a consistent picture of the labour market.