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  • Digitalisation and qualification development

    The development of vocational competencies of trainees and the development of qualifications are analysed. BIBB focuses on the "digitisation of the world of work" and the resulting consequences for vocational education and training.

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Fifth TASKS Conference

Friday, February 15, 2019

Fifth TASKS Conference

“Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work” was the title of an international conference staged by the IAB, the ZEW, and BIBB. The event examined possible implications of digitalisation of the world of work.

BIBB analysis of the training market development in 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

BIBB analysis of the training market development in 2018

More company-based training places on offer, more newly concluded training contracts, but also more unfilled training positions as well as an increase of men and decrease of women applying for trining positions – the are the results of the BIBB analysis of the training market development in 2018.

ETF conference: Skills for the Future

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

ETF conference: Skills for the Future

More than 300 participants from the European Union and neighbouring countries accepted the invitation of the European Training Foundation (ETF) to discuss changes on the labour market from a skills perspective in Turin/Italy from 21 to 22 November 2018.

The impact of digitalisation is already significant

Friday, November 23, 2018

The impact of digitalisation is already significant

Key findings from the initiative entitled “Qualifications and competencies of skilled workers for the digitalised work of tomorrow”, which has been implemented as a joint initiative by the BMBF and BIBB, were presented and discussed in the context of VET 4.0 at a symposium in Bensberg near Cologne.

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.

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.

German-Brazilian symposium in São Paulo

Friday, November 9, 2018

German-Brazilian symposium in São Paulo

Around 200 participants from business, academia and policy making discussed developments in the field of digitalisation from 30 to 31 October 2018. The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training was also involved in the dialogue with the theme “Working and Learning in a Digital World".

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.