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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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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.

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 .

BIBB Report published on validation of non-formal and informal learning

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

BIBB Report published on validation of non-formal and informal learning

The call for greater account to be taken on the labour market of non-formal and informal learning now enjoys a broad degree of consent in Germany. Validation procedures should capture individual competencies and be oriented towards qualification standards. These are the results of a BIBB survey.

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.

Metal working and electrical occupations structured in a future-proof way

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Metal working and electrical occupations structured in a future-proof way

Industrial metal working and electrical occupations are a focal point for the ongoing digitalisation of the world of work. Eleven restructured training regulations and various optional additional qualifications enter into force on 1 August 2018.

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.

Taking the right approach – quality assurance in company-based training

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Taking the right approach – quality assurance in company-based training

Because VET systems in other countries are predominantly school based, one particular question that arises abroad is which instruments and pathways secure training quality within the German dual system. A BIBB brochure, which is available in English, provides transparency and a structured overview.