Technology, digitalisation and qualification

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.

Thursday, 8 February 2024

BWP 1/2024 – Artificial intelligence

This issue of BWP explores how AI can be used for vocational learning and looks at the experiences and academic research findings that are available. It also focuses on the impetuses provided by AI for the further development of learning processes.

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Monday, 6 November 2023

BWP 4/2023 – Ecological transformation

This issue of BWP investigates which sectors and occupations are facing particular demands as a result of climate change, how the ecological transformation is affecting the development and training of skilled workers and what challenges are emerging for the VET system.

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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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Erneuerbare Energien, Windkraft, Wasserstofftank
Thursday, 6 July 2023

Boom sector hydrogen economy

New QuBe projections for the development of a hydrogen economy show positive economic impulses for an entire period up to 2045: a higher gross domestic product, more jobs and people in employment. At the same time, there will be an increasing demand for skilled labour.

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Skilled workers monitoring for the BMAS - medium-term projection until 2026

In some occupational groups, such as the construction occupations, a shortage of skilled workers is already being highlighted today. The current skilled workers monitoring up to 2026 forecasts increasing challenges for the economy to recruit skilled workers.

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Monday, 9 May 2022

Digital learning

How is digitalisation changing occupational learning? This issue of BWP looks at learning contents, at the competencies that need to be imparted and at methodological and didactic questions.

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Thursday, 17 March 2022

Demand for skilled workers induced by the objectives of the new federal government

The new federal government has set ambitious targets for climate protection and social housing. A new BIBB study shows how this will affect the demand for skilled workers and whether it can be met by the existing supply.

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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Monday, 7 February 2022

Migration of skilled workers

This issue looks at the immigration of qualified skilled workers. It addresses strategies for the recruitment, training and integration of a foreign labour supply. The general prevailing structural conditions, initiatives at company and sector level and guidance provision are discussed.

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Monday, 31 January 2022

When tomorrow begins today

The German federal government's coalition agreement outlines a transformation of Germany towards a socio-ecological market economy. We therefore address the question of how such a transition can be modelled in a socio-economic structural model such as the one used in the QuBe project.

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Friday, 28 January 2022

Effects of climate protection measures on the economy and labour market

A new study carried out by the QuBe project on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs estimates the effects of climate protection measures on the labour market and the economy up to 2025.

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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.

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

"MoveOn" IV - Regional labour markets in the mobility system of tomorrow

A new study by the QuBe project shows the employment effects of a (mobility turnaround) up to 2040 from a regional perspective. The results are disaggregated to the level of 34 labour market regions. They can be found in a new IAB research report.

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

US economic programmes also stimulate growth in Germany

The USA are planning various Covid-19 economic stimulus and investment programmes with a total volume of more than 5 trillion euros. A new study by the QuBe project shows how the implementation of these programmes could affect the German economy and labour market.

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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, 16 August 2021

The QuBe-Classification of Competencies - methodology and results of a projection

The QuBe project has developed its own classification of competencies, which can be used to project current skills requirements on the labour market into the future. A newly published study presents its operationalisation and further analyses.

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