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  • Research at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training

    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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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.