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Skilled labour shortages: Mismatch in the training and labour market

The problems in the training and labour market are becoming worse in view of the demographic trends in Germany. An increasing demand for skilled workers, especially at the medium skills level, contrasts with a decreasing number of trainees. At the same time, supply and demand are often out of balance and fitting problems are increasing.

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Training market 2017: Positive developments – BIBB data in interactive regional maps for the first time
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Training market 2017: Positive developments – BIBB data in interactive regional maps for the first time

More training places offered, more young people seeking dual VET, more training contracts - but also more unfilled training places: These are the key findings of the BIBB analyses of training market development in 2017, visualized in interactive regional maps for the first time.

Boom in the south, slump in the east
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Boom in the south, slump in the east

There will be a marked difference in the development of regional labour markets in Germany up to 2035. The reasons for this are different economic priorities in the regions and demographic changes. Current analyses by BIBB and IAB show this.

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.

Important: school marks, work attitude and social behaviour
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Important: school marks, work attitude and social behaviour

A company survey conducted by BIBB and the Social Science Research Centre Berlin shows what requirements companies make of applicants who hold an intermediate secondary school leaving certificate.

Security and good working conditions rather than a smartphone
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Security and good working conditions rather than a smartphone

The BIBB/BA Applicant Survey shows what young people want from their future training company: the wishes are rather conservative - and can also be fulfilled by SMEs. Most importantly, a good working atmosphere and high chances of permanent employment.

BIBB analysis shows: Increasing shortage of nursing and healthcare staff
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Thursday, February 09, 2017

BIBB analysis shows: Increasing shortage of nursing and healthcare staff

A nationwide shortage in nursing and healthcare professions could occur in the near future. In 2035 labour demand would outstrip supply by around 270,000 persons. A BIBB analysis based on projections also turns its attention to possible compensatory measures.

Nursing occupations

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Nursing occupations

Societal megatrends such as demographic change, shortages in and migration of skilled workers, digitalisation and academisation are particularly virulent in the nursing sector. What will be the consequences of this for skilled worker training?

Job switches and structural change are accelerating
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Job switches and structural change are accelerating

The digital transformation of the world of work is accelerating job switches and structural change in Germany. The first main interim results from a research project which is being conducted by the BIBB on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) have now been presented.

More flexibility needed on both sides

Friday, August 05, 2016

More flexibility needed on both sides

Matching problems have been increasingly apparent since 2014 and change the relationship between supply and demand on the training market. What are the consequences of this, on the one hand for the recruitment of specialist personnel and on the other for young people searching for training places?

Federal Minister Wanka entered into discussions with BIBB Board

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Federal Minister Wanka entered into discussions with BIBB Board

Federal Minister of Education and Research, Professor Johanna Wanka, visited the “Parliament of Vocational Education and Training” in order to discuss opportunities for strengthening vocational education and training in respect of the integration of refugees and digitalisation.