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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.
The societal importance of the retail trade and of the skilled workers employed in the sector has been brought into sharp focus by the present coronavirus crisis. Employees are currently under considerable pressure as they seek to ensure that the population is supplied with everyday necessities.
In an interview, that was first released for the re:publica 2020, BIBB President Esser answers questions about the current "systemically relevant" issues and challenges in the Corona crisis. The interview is now available on the BIBB YouTube channel with subtitles in English, Russian and Spanish.
There is a growing sense of awareness in Germany of the cultural heritage of the craft trades. Therefore, nationally standardised advanced training regulations for the qualification of “Certified restorer in the craft trades” in 19 different trades are introduced for the first time.
The vast majority (83%) of applicants able to find a company-based training position are receiving training in their desired occupation or in one of their desired occupations. These are the findings of the representative BA/BIBB applicant survey.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.