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    Qualification and competence development

    Analysis of the development of qualification and professional competence in vocational education and training.

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VET trends 2018

Friday, November 10, 2017

VET trends 2018

This special edition of BWP singles out some of the current subjects to be discussed within the professional community and by the interested public at national, European and international level.

“It’s all about the trainers” – BMBF/BIBB symposium on VET 4.0
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

“It’s all about the trainers” – BMBF/BIBB symposium on VET 4.0

Digitalisation demands appropriate qualifications and continuing vocational education and training of teaching staff, stressed BIBB President Esser at a symposium on "VET 4.0" in Leipzig. BIBB will therefore support a nationwide qualification initiative.

Boom in the south, slump in the east
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Boom in the south, slump in the east

There will be a marked difference in the development of regional labour markets in Germany up to 2035. The reasons for this are different economic priorities in the regions and demographic changes. Current analyses by BIBB and IAB show this.

Important: school marks, work attitude and social behaviour
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Important: school marks, work attitude and social behaviour

A company survey conducted by BIBB and the Social Science Research Centre Berlin shows what requirements companies make of applicants who hold an intermediate secondary school leaving certificate.

Partners and strategies of cooperation

Friday, September 29, 2017

Partners and strategies of cooperation

How can companies support and foster the further professional and personal development of their employees? This issue of BWP focuses on career opportunities for skilled workers with vocational qualifications.

BIBB President Esser: “Balanced VET necessary”

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

BIBB President Esser: “Balanced VET necessary”

The new issue of the BIBB specialist journal "Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP" documents the initial results and findings on the spread of digital technology in VET. In his editorial BIBB President Esser speaks out in favour of "balanced vocational education and training".

Recommendations for the modernisation of IT occupations are available
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Recommendations for the modernisation of IT occupations are available

BIBB has carried out an investigation into the modernisation needs of the four dual IT training occupations on behalf of the two federal ministries BMWi and BMBF. The final report recommends that the requirements profiles, contents and inner structure of the occupations should be revised.

Vocational education and training 4.0

Friday, March 31, 2017

Vocational education and training 4.0

BIBB is joining forces with stakeholders from trade and industry, academic research and educational practice to examine the consequences of digitalisation for vocational education and training. This issue focuses on initiatives, findings and perspectives for structuring technological change.

Competence of training staff is important

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Competence of training staff is important

According to BIBB President Esser, the degree to which the challenges facing VET can be successfully overcome, especially in connection with the digital transformation of the world of work, depends on the competence of company-based and school-based trainers.

BIBB analysis shows: Increasing shortage of nursing and healthcare staff
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Thursday, February 09, 2017

BIBB analysis shows: Increasing shortage of nursing and healthcare staff

A nationwide shortage in nursing and healthcare professions could occur in the near future. In 2035 labour demand would outstrip supply by around 270,000 persons. A BIBB analysis based on projections also turns its attention to possible compensatory measures.

Interactive labour market data
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Interactive labour market data

The aim of the project is to provide a long-term overview of the anticipated development of labour supply and demand. The new QuBe Data Portal allows projection data to be presented both graphically and in tabular form.

Nursing occupations

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Nursing occupations

Societal megatrends such as demographic change, shortages in and migration of skilled workers, digitalisation and academisation are particularly virulent in the nursing sector. What will be the consequences of this for skilled worker training?