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Digital transformation of the world of work

Illustration: Mann zeichnert Skizze auf eine Glasfläche

The joint initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) systemically examines qualifications for specialist staff and competencies for the digitalised world of tomorrow.

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Dual vocational education and training in Germany and Switzerland
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dual vocational education and training in Germany and Switzerland

Many common issues, partly different solutions: The partner institutes BIBB and SFIVET have continued their long-standing cooperation with an expert workshop. Topics among others: Digitalisation in vocational education and training and its attractiveness.

“It’s all about the trainers” – BMBF/BIBB symposium on VET 4.0
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

“It’s all about the trainers” – BMBF/BIBB symposium on VET 4.0

Digitalisation demands appropriate qualifications and continuing vocational education and training of teaching staff, stressed BIBB President Esser at a symposium on "VET 4.0" in Leipzig. BIBB will therefore support a nationwide qualification initiative.

From the iMOVE network: Fire fighters explore learning in the third dimension
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Friday, November 24, 2017

From the iMOVE network: Fire fighters explore learning in the third dimension

Together with the German Fire Protection Association GmbH, imsimity has developed a fire protection information course in virtual reality for the Kuwait Fire Academy. This course makes it possible to provide virtual firefighting training using different fire extinguishing methods.

VET trends 2018

Friday, November 10, 2017

VET trends 2018

This special edition of BWP singles out some of the current subjects to be discussed within the professional community and by the interested public at national, European and international level.

BIBB President Esser: “Balanced VET necessary”

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

BIBB President Esser: “Balanced VET necessary”

The new issue of the BIBB specialist journal "Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP" documents the initial results and findings on the spread of digital technology in VET. In his editorial BIBB President Esser speaks out in favour of "balanced vocational education and training".

Vocational education and training 4.0

Friday, March 31, 2017

Vocational education and training 4.0

BIBB is joining forces with stakeholders from trade and industry, academic research and educational practice to examine the consequences of digitalisation for vocational education and training. This issue focuses on initiatives, findings and perspectives for structuring technological change.

BIBB analysis: Learning to use media in training

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

BIBB analysis: Learning to use media in training

For the first time, the BIBB study "Using and producing media - development of media competency in vocational education and trainingng" provides a comprehensive cross-sectional analysis of the importance of media competency across occupational and sector boundaries and also devises a classification.

Competence of training staff is important

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Competence of training staff is important

According to BIBB President Esser, the degree to which the challenges facing VET can be successfully overcome, especially in connection with the digital transformation of the world of work, depends on the competence of company-based and school-based trainers.

Recommendations for the modernisation of IT occupations are available
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Recommendations for the modernisation of IT occupations are available

BIBB has carried out an investigation into the modernisation needs of the four dual IT training occupations on behalf of the two federal ministries BMWi and BMBF. The final report recommends that the requirements profiles, contents and inner structure of the occupations should be revised.