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  • Occupations

    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.

  • Occupations

    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.

  • Occupations

    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.

  • Occupations

    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.

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New articles

Overview of the German VET system

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Overview of the German VET system

BIBB’s English website has been complemented by a new section on the German vocational education and training (VET) system. In addition, important terms can now be looked up in a VET glossary.

New training year begins with 25 updated occupations on 1 August

Thursday, July 26, 2018

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”.

Feet deserve the best – made-to-measure shoes

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Feet deserve the best – made-to-measure shoes

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.

The cutting edge for households, hotels and restaurants and industry

Thursday, July 19, 2018

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.

A hot job – process technologist in the metal industry

Monday, July 16, 2018

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.

Training for precious stone engravers is updated

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Training for precious stone engravers is updated

The task of precious stone engravers is to bring out the true beauty of the stones and render them useful. The new ordinance will offer the four specialisms of "industrial diamond cutting", "jewellery diamond cutting", "precious stone cutting" and "precious stone engraving".

Metal working and electrical occupations structured in a future-proof way

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Metal working and electrical occupations structured in a future-proof way

Industrial metal working and electrical occupations are a focal point for the ongoing digitalisation of the world of work. Eleven restructured training regulations and various optional additional qualifications enter into force on 1 August 2018.