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More training places of offer, steady demand, an unchanged number of training contracts conluded and once again an increase in the number of training places that remained unfilled - these are the results of the BIBB analysis on training market developments in 2015.
In a survey by the BIBB qualification panel companies explain why they have reduced their participation in dual vocational education and training between 2011 and 2014. Specific patterns can be observed. The results show the importance of providing support for companies with education and training.
A BIBB analysis of success in the search for an apprenticeship position shows: work placements and personal contact are the most succesful means. One in four young people found a training position via a work placement in 2014. There are differences according to school leaving qualification.
Germany is well positioned in terms of numbers of IT-based core occupations and will also be able to meet the rising demand for highly-skilled workforce as a result of switching production processes over to Industry 4.0.
The interest from abroad in Germany's dual system of vocational education and training remains high - also in the area of research. The BIBB is therefore offering research stays for guest academics. Two fellows want to take away models for action for developing dual elements in their VET system.
Between 2007 and 2013, the number of training businesses fell by 52,000.An important reason behind this trend is the marked increase in unfilled training places. A special analysis by the BIBB-qualification panel looks at the backgrounds.
The transformation process of vocational education and training since reunification is the main focus of the October issue of the periodical "BWP". Analyses and first-hand accounts recall the developments, help to reflect them from today's perspective and provide impulses for further development.
The first GOVET Annual Report presents a positive Picture. “The numerous enquiries processed by GOVET show that the decision to establish a central body for international VET cooperation at BIBB was both important and correct,” said Professor Esser.
In providing current information on general legal conditions, concepts, analyses and existing examples of good practice, BIBB is supporting VET stakeholders in questions concerning the urgent topic of training and labour market integration of refugees.
Over 100 stakeholders from all areas of vocational education and training accepted the joint invitation from the BIBB as well as the Chamber of Craft Trades for Halle and the University of Magdeburg. Main topics: Heterogeneity as a chance and projects to secure skilled workers.
From “apparel sewer” to “works fireman or woman” - the new year of training starts officially on 1 August with 17 updated dual training occupations. Once again this year more than half a million young people will start their new professional life with their training contract in their pocket.
A cooperation agreement has now been concluded between the BIBB and the FernUniversität in Hagen. The particular focus of future collaboration will be on themes of “academisation of vocational education and training” and “qualification of training personnel”.
Vocational education and training must prove its worth on a number of fronts in changing underlying conditions. The 2004 annual report of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training gives information about analyses, data and suggestions regarding the development of the dual system.
BIBB is investigating a modernisation of the four dual IT occupations of information technology specialist, information technology and telecommunications system electronics technician, information and telecommunications system support specialist and information technology officer.
“In vocational education and training, diversity is of crucial significance in terms of securing the supply of skilled workers,” stressed BIBB President Esser on the occasion of the German Diversity Day on 9 June.
More than half of the working population in the age group of 18 to 24 years who hold dual system vocational training qualifications work in their original field of training. The number of young people to fully change careers increases with the time that has passed since graduation.
Matching supply and demand is an increasing problem in the training market. A more targeted appeal to those possibly interested in an apprenticeship and special applicant groups is necessary to reduce the emerging skilled labour shortage.
"The digitalisation of the world of work is the key challenge for
general and vocational education". This was the declaration from BIBB President Prof. Dr. Friedrich Hubert Esser during a conference in Hanover.
There will be skilled labour shortages in all regions of Germany by the year 2030 in the technical occupations. This is shown for the first time by the regional results of the joint qualification and occupational field projections compiled by BIBB and IAB.
The German dual system of vocational education and training continues to attract great interest abroad. The website of GOVET – German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training has been accessed from 106 countries during the first quarter of 2015 alone.
Educational games are a bestseller in the field of vocational education and training. The updated and extended publication helps simulating and practising real life scenarios of subsequent everyday working life during the VET phase.
Vocational education and training plays a decisive role on the path to sustainable development. More than 150 stakeholders from all fields of vocational education and training discussed „Prospects and Strategies 2015+“.
A dramatic skilled labour shortage threatens to affect the electrical engineering and supply occupations. According to a special evaluation by the BIBB, some 760,000 gainfully employed people will be lacking by the year 2030 in these two occupational fields alone.
Businesses invest in great measure in training their young talent and future skilled labour supply. According to a BIBB survey, this investment pays off especially when the apprentices are offered a permanent contract after their apprenticeship.
Not only is the demand for dual degree courses unbroken, but also the range of courses on offer is increasingly diversified. The BIBB database „AusbildungPlus“ by now has registered 1,505 dual degree courses for first-time students with some 95,000 enrolled students.
The occupation of office manager is the new frontrunner in the 2014 ranking of vocational training occupations when it comes to new apprenticeship contracts. More than 29,100 young people nationwide had signed a new apprenticeship contract for this occupation by the cut-off date of 30 September.