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Four out of five young people are being trained in their desired occupation
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Four out of five young people are being trained in their desired occupation

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.

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Occupational advancement with VET—men at a clear advantage
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Occupational advancement with VET—men at a clear advantage

Around eleven percent of skilled workers in Germany who have completed dual VET carry out higher level tasks for which a higher qualification is typically required. Men have a clear advantage over women, as the new issue of BIBB REPORT shows.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Building apprentices' skills in the workplace: Car service in Germany, the UK and Spain
Thursday, December 7, 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.

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BIBB supports the unrestricted availability of academic research literature
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").

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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”.

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The future of training in industry
Thursday, July 5, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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Why occupations are not chosen
Monday, March 25, 2019

Why occupations are not chosen

Even if an occupation reflects the activities in which they are interested, many young people will still tend to drop it during the career choice process if insufficient social recognition appears to be on offer. This is the main outcome to emerge from a study conducted by the BIBB.

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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.

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Data and Education Reporting

The BIBB conducts its own surveys in addition to processing external data. This provides the basis for evaluations and analyses.

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VET Data Report Germany

The Data Report provides a wealth of information and analysis relating to various aspects of the development of vocational education and training.

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