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In this section you find information on training and continuing training occupations of the dual system of vocational education and training as regulated by the Vocational Training Act and the Crafts and Trade Regulation Code.
“Create a closer link between initial and continuing VET”
BIBB President Esser has marked the beginning of the new training year on 1 August by emphasising the need for initial and continuing vocational education and training to be even more closely linked in future.
New training regulations for the occupation of industrial cleaner
The revision of the training occupation addresses technical, economic and organisational changes and developments that have taken place in craft trade practices in the field of industrial cleaning. The updated training regulations replace the existing regulations from 1999 as of 1 August 2019.
BIBB publishes its 2018 ranking list for training occupations
Impressive start: Around 1,300 training contracts have been concluded in 2018 in the new training occupation of “management assistant in e-commerce”. With just over 15,000 new contracts the occupation of information technology specialist made it position 7 in the Top 10.
The production of made-to-measure footwear is the crowning discipline of the shoemaking trade. With its fresh designation "custom shoemaker", the individual and hand-made manufacturing process is emphasised. The new regulation enters into force on 1 August.
Each organ is an individual piece. The building of organs is a craft with a long tradition. But also here, above all technical and electronic innovations took place. The new training regulation with the specialisms of organ building and pipe making enters into force on 1 August 2019.
New training year begins with 25 updated occupations on 1 August
The new training year officially gets underway on 1 August. It will also feature no fewer than 25 re-regulated occupations, including the entirely new option of “management assistant in e-commerce”. BIBB President Esser: “Pace of adaptation is increasing because of digitalisation”.
The cutting edge for households, hotels and restaurants and industry
Knives, scissors, drills, milling tools and saw blades: Sharpness and precision are simply a necessity for tools in order to fulfil their intended purpose. Starting on 1 August, the manufacture of such articles will be governed by the new training programme in the occupation of precision tool mechanic.
BIBB Data Report to accompany the 2019 Report on VET is published
Demand for training places by young people and young adults and the number of training places offered by companies both rose once again in 2018. Nevertheless, recruitment problems on the training market exacerbated further. These are the main outcomes of the 2019 BIBB Data Report.
The development of the German VET system and more specifically of the dual system relies on regular data collection. The Data Report of the BIBB is a selection of most relevant and actual data on the German VET system.
A hot job – process technologist in the metal industry
The production and reforming of steel, copper, aluminium, lead and gold have always been procedures involving plenty of heat. The new training regulation takes account of technological developments and enters into force on 1 August 2018.
This brochure provides information on a unique procedure for the development of training regulations. The arrangements form the basis for initial training in the dual system, in which many young people in Germany begin their vocational qualification.