Monday, 6 May 2024

BWP 2/2024 – Migration and integration

This issue of BWP provides numerical data which forms the basis for an objective debate on what has been achieved thus far and on the remaining challenges in respect of sustainably promoting integration in and via vocational education and training.

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Monday, 7 August 2023


The examination system is being altered by reforms and by digitalisation. The pressure to modernise is considerable. This issue sets out the current challenges and presents research results and approaches towards the further development of the examination system which have been adopted in practice.

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Tuesday, 4 April 2023

The QuBe project: models, modules, methods

A new publication by BIBB in cooperation with the Institute for Labour Market and Career Research (IAB) and the Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS) presents assumptions, data and basic projections from the “Qualification and Occupational Projections" (QuBe project).

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Erwerbstätige verschiedener Berufe
Tuesday, 25 October 2022

It's getting scarce: results of the QuBe basic projection (7th wave)

The results of the 7th wave provide an overview of the expected development of the German labour market up to 2040. The economy is on a threshold. Many resources are becoming scarcer, particularly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.

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LNG-Tanker und -Frachter als schwimmendes LNG-Lager und Importterminal im Hafen
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Future import needs in a hydrogen-based transformation

Renewable electricity, green hydrogen and power-to-X products will replace fossil fuels in the future. Based on a meta-analysis, a new BIBB Discussion Paper forecasts future import needs for Germany in the event of a developed hydrogen economy.

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Friday, 11 March 2022

Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for the labour market and the economy

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has extensive implications for Germany and the rest of the world. A new QuBe study shows how this will affect the German economy and labour market as well as areas of action that can mitigate the impending consequences.

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Friday, 21 January 2022

The National Hydrogen Strategy and its implications for the labour market

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the QuBe project is investigating the implications of the National Hydrogen Strategy for the German labour market. An initial report presents the current state of research on the labour market consequences of a hydrogen economy in Germany.

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Friday, 26 November 2021

Construction industry challenged by German federal government's coalition agreement

The coalition agreement challenges the construction industry with its goals in housing construction and climate protection. Analyses of the QuBe project show that the skilled workers required for implementation are currently not available. Therefore, specific measures are offered.

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Monday, 23 August 2021

Publication of QuBe basic projection dossiers on occupation

As part of the 6th wave of the BIBB-IAB Qualification and Occupational projections, dossiers on occupations for 36 main occupational groups have been compiled for the first time. Using various indicators, they illustrate the development of the individual occupations in the basic projection.

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Monday, 5 July 2021

Virtual Conference on Employer Engagement

The international conference hosted by "Education and Employers" took place under the motto "Preparing Young People for the Future". BIBB Director of Research and Vice President, Prof. Hubert Ertl, analysed the role of employers in initial and continuing vocational education and training in Germany.

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Monday, 21 June 2021

"MoveOn" III - Mobility in the year 2040

Increasing mobility, digitalisation and climate protection targets require a transformation in the mobility system. The "MoveOn" III report models this regime change using a scenario analysis up to the year 2040. It shows specific changes on the German labour market.

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Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Results of the forecast for a digitalised world of work available in the QuBe data portal

The results of the updated forecast for a digitalised world of work are now available on the QuBe data portal. In addition to supply and demand, which can be shown both by person and by working hours, the adjusted search durations are also available for download.

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Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Labour market effects of a transformation to climate neutrality

On behalf of the Climate Neutrality Foundation, QuBe team determined the labour market effects of climate protection measures to achieve a 65% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030. According to the study, the path to a climate-neutral Germany has positive effects on the economy and labour market.

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Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Strengthening and connecting VET research in Europe

At a virtual conference hosted by BIBB, representatives of national vocational education and training institutes and research facilities from 14 European countries spoke out in favour of further developing and strengthening VET research in Europe.

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Thursday, 25 June 2020

German and American vocational education experts exchange ideas on the impacts of COVID-19

Inspired by the international GOVET survey regarding the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on VET and the labour market, the US Department of Labor initiated a digital round table on this topic. BIBB Director of Research Prof. Hubert Ertl opened this first well-founded exchange of expertise.

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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

US shows increasing interest in dual training

Following an invitation from the German Embassy, Prof. Ertl last week participated as an expert as regards the dual VET system in high-level events taking place in Boston and in Washington DC. The background is a legislative initiative to introduce Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs.

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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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