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27. / 28. October 2022

27. / 28. October 2022

BIBB Congress "Future Skills - Thinking about Progress" in the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB)

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BIBB-Congress 2022: Future Skills – Thinking about Progress

Dual vocational education and training makes an indispensable contribution to economic, societal and social development in Germany. It has, however, undeniably lost some of its appeal over recent years. One of the ways in which this has been revealed is a significant decline in training contracts. The coronavirus pandemic has only served to reinforce this trend. At the same time we are facing enormous pending challenges in the shape of digitalisation, the energy transition, climate change and sustainability. Sufficient numbers of well-qualified skilled workers will be needed to overcome these. It will otherwise not be possible to achieve such major objectives.
The BIBB Congress will be staged at the World Conference Center in Bonn (WCCB). The theme this year will be “Future Skills – Thinking about Progress” and, against the background described above, it will seek to take stock of the current situation, discuss possible solutions and indicate future prospects. The BIBB Congress is aimed at everyone who has responsibility for initial and continuing vocational education and training in the areas of policy making, business and society, at academics involved in VET research, and at training staff based at companies, at training centres and at vocational schools.
 

Prof Dr Friedrich Hubert Esser
13:00 Welcome speech by Prof. Dr. Friedrich Hubert Esser, President of BIBB
Keynote 1
13:10 Keynote address by Bettina Stark-Watzinger, Federal Minister of Education and Research
Dr. Frank Appel
13:35 Keynote address by Dr. Frank Appel, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Post AG
Discussion group 1
14:30 Discussion group - Skill needs of a sustainable and knowledge-based economy and society
Discussion group 2
16:45 Discussion group - Opportunities of vocational education and training for change: technology, immigration, qualification

Thinking Spaces on October 28

Green Economy
Trans-
formation
Skilled workers
Equivalence
Continuing Education
Young researchers
Skilled migration
Future
Green Economy
Trans-
formation
Skilled workers
Equivalence
Continuing Education
Young researchers
Skilled migration
Future

Green Economy: This Thinking Space provides a tangible experience of how VET and occupational competence act as an effective factor in bringing about a sustainable transformation of society. Current central discourses are also used as a basis to reflect upon how employability skills are modernising within the context of changing requirements.

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Transformation: We will be working with experts from the fields of academic research and practice to categorise the shift which has been instigated by digital and technical developments. Where are changes taking place, and what are the means and structures which will allow transformation to training and work in a digitalised world?

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Skilled workers: We will use a consideration of the skilled worker shortages actually arising in the craft trades as a starting point for exploring the nature of the upcoming challenges for economic sectors, individual branches and companies.

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Equivalence: Skilled worker shortages currently exist at the intermediate qualification level in particular, and this is a situation which many sectors view with concern. Many young people prefer to enter higher education and seem to view dual training as a second-best option. How can the public be better persuaded to perceive these two education and training pathways as equivalent? This is the issue being addressed by this Thinking Space.

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Continuing Education: So what needs to be done in order to increase participation in continuing training and to strengthen vocational education and training pathways? This issue forms the core of this particular Thinking Space. We will examine specific examples of individual education and training biographies in order to explore innovations for advanced and continuing vocational education and training.

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Young researchers: We wish to provide all interested parties with an opportunity to gain the widest possible insight into these work-related thematic areas. For this reason, the main focus of our Thinking Spaces is on up-and-coming academic talent and on the doctorates and research projects they are pursuing.

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Skilled migration: How is VET able to assist with integration in the case of economic migration or migration for the purpose of training? How can the immigration of skilled workers be made sustainable through international cooperation? Perspectives from the fields of practice, policy making and research illustrate the prevailing conditions and the available opportunities.

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Future: The experiences gained during such times of catastrophe may be able to provide valuable assistance in the further development of the vocational education and training system and thus continue to secure an excellent level of provision.

read more

Green Economy: This Thinking Space provides a tangible experience of how VET and occupational competence act as an effective factor in bringing about a sustainable transformation of society. Current central discourses are also used as a basis to reflect upon how employability skills are modernising within the context of changing requirements.

read more

Transformation: We will be working with experts from the fields of academic research and practice to categorise the shift which has been instigated by digital and technical developments. Where are changes taking place, and what are the means and structures which will allow transformation to training and work in a digitalised world?

read more

Skilled workers: We will use a consideration of the skilled worker shortages actually arising in the craft trades as a starting point for exploring the nature of the upcoming challenges for economic sectors, individual branches and companies.

read more

Equivalence: Skilled worker shortages currently exist at the intermediate qualification level in particular, and this is a situation which many sectors view with concern. Many young people prefer to enter higher education and seem to view dual training as a second-best option. How can the public be better persuaded to perceive these two education and training pathways as equivalent? This is the issue being addressed by this Thinking Space.

read more

Continuing Education: So what needs to be done in order to increase participation in continuing training and to strengthen vocational education and training pathways? This issue forms the core of this particular Thinking Space. We will examine specific examples of individual education and training biographies in order to explore innovations for advanced and continuing vocational education and training.

read more

Young researchers: We wish to provide all interested parties with an opportunity to gain the widest possible insight into these work-related thematic areas. For this reason, the main focus of our Thinking Spaces is on up-and-coming academic talent and on the doctorates and research projects they are pursuing.

read more

Skilled migration: How is VET able to assist with integration in the case of economic migration or migration for the purpose of training? How can the immigration of skilled workers be made sustainable through international cooperation? Perspectives from the fields of practice, policy making and research illustrate the prevailing conditions and the available opportunities.

read more

Future: The experiences gained during such times of catastrophe may be able to provide valuable assistance in the further development of the vocational education and training system and thus continue to secure an excellent level of provision.

read more

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Prof. Dr. Friedrich Hubert Esser, President of the BIBB

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Hubert Esser, President of the BIBB

"After more than two years of Corona, the desire for personal exchange and networking is great. Vocational education and training needs science-policy-practice communication, directly and in presence. The BIBB Congress offers the ideal platform for this."

Prof. Dr. Hubert Ertl, Vice President and Director of Research of the BIBB

Prof. Dr. Hubert Ertl, Vice President and Director of Research of the BIBB

"The topics of sustainability and digitisation are currently being dealt with intensively in VET research. The BIBB Congress aims to take up some important strands of this debate and to discuss them with the research community. This will take place both in the scientific impulses and in the discursive formats of the Thinking Spaces."

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