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    The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training has the task of contributing to VET research by carrying out its own academic research.

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VET Data Report Germany 2016/2017

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

VET Data Report Germany 2016/2017

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.

BWP 6/2018: Dialogue between research, policy making and practice

Friday, November 30, 2018

BWP 6/2018: Dialogue between research, policy making and practice

Stakeholders from academic research, policy making and practice all have an equal role to play in the shaping of vocational education and training. Yet how can dialogue produce sustainable concepts and solutions given the differing logical approaches and interests involved?

The 2035 labour market: Population growth with low unemployment

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The 2035 labour market: Population growth with low unemployment

An increase in the population, hostorically low unemployment and shortages of skilled workers in specific occupations – especially in health care occupations – will characterise the labour market in Germany in 2035. This is shown by current projections by BIBB and IAB.

Professor Ertl delivers inaugural lecture at Paderborn University

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Professor Ertl delivers inaugural lecture at Paderborn University

Following his appointment last year as Professor of Vocational Education and Research at Paderborn University, BIBB Research Director Prof. Ertl has now delivered an inaugural lecture entitled “Vocational education and training research in the age of digital transformation”.

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.

Dr. Volker Rein to complete research secondment in the USA

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Dr. Volker Rein to complete research secondment in the USA

For a period of three months Dr. Rein (BIBB) will conduct research on the subject of “Compatible degree and non-degree post-secondary education in the US“ at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) in Washington DC .

Strengthening of cooperation between BIBB and the ROA

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Strengthening of cooperation between BIBB and the ROA

Harald Pfeifer has been appointed as Professor of the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University. This bolsters cooperation in research into economic issues relating to vocational education and training.

The future of training in industry

Thursday, July 05, 2018

The future of training in industry

What will dual VET look like in the industrial sector in ten years’ time? In order to examine issues of this nature in greater detail, BIBB hosted a workshop  which was attended by around 40 specially chosen participants from several industrial sectors.

Training market undergoing serious change – 10th BIBB Data Report

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Training market undergoing serious change – 10th BIBB Data Report

More people now start training with higher education entrance qualifications, more training positions remain unfilled - These are the findings from the 10th and anniversary edition of the Data Report. The thematic focus of the 2018 BIBB Data Report is vocational orientation.

Strengthening cooperation between BIBB and Céreq

Monday, March 19, 2018

Strengthening cooperation between BIBB and Céreq

From March to the start of June 2018, Dr Alexandra Mergener (BIBB) will be participating in a guest academic researcher secondment to the Centre d’études et de recherches sur les qualifications (Céreq) in Marseille.

BIBB supports the unrestricted availability of academic research literature
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

BIBB supports the unrestricted availability of academic research literature

The BIBB will be rigorously adhering to the "Open Access Model". This means that, from 2018 onwards, all BIBB publications will be made available on the institute's website for download free of charge in citation-friendly PDF format ("gold open access").

Building apprentices' skills in the workplace: Car service in Germany, the UK and Spain
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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Building apprentices' skills in the workplace: Car service in Germany, the UK and Spain

The paper published at the London School of Economics is the result of an international collaboration between Hilary Steedman (former member of BIBB's scientific advisory board) and researchers from BIBB. It's based on two comparative research projects conducted by BIBB researcher Philipp Grollmann.