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    Vocational education and training

    Vocational education and training is the key to personal development, social participation, employability, and capacity to compete.

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Trainees abroad – Analyses on mobility in dual training occupations

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Trainees abroad – Analyses on mobility in dual training occupations

Vocational education and training across borders: In the latest issue of its specialist journal "BWP" with a special focus on international mobility, the BIBB carries out a more detailed investigation of how many trainees in which occupations avail themselves of the opportunity to train abroad.

BIBB presents study on minimum training remuneration from the perspective of companies

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

BIBB presents study on minimum training remuneration from the perspective of companies

The BIBB has used a data-based simulation to investigate the issue of which businesses would be affected by a minimum training remuneration and how high the anticipated cost increase might be for companies. Result: Small businesses face particular challenges.

New challenges for trainers

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

New challenges for trainers

How has training changed in the era of digitisation and heterogeneous learning groups? Are trainers prepared to face these technological and pedagogical challenges? This BWP issue provides answers to these questions.

Apprentices in Germany becoming more mobile
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Thursday, August 02, 2018

Apprentices in Germany becoming more mobile

In Germany, 5.3 percent of all initial VET graduates in 2017 had some mobility experience during their training. This is one key result of a research study published by the National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (NA at the BIBB).

BWP 4/2018: Learning in foreign countries

Friday, August 03, 2018

BWP 4/2018: Learning in foreign countries

International mobility of learners in VET is in increasing demand. What are the associated expectations, and what benefits can a period of time spent abroad offer? The articles included in this issue trace policy debate.

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.

Company survey shows: There is no way around vocational education and training!

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Company survey shows: There is no way around vocational education and training!

Internal training remains the ideal way for many companies to secure their requirements for skilled workers over the long term. These are the findings of a BIBB company survey, which were presented at the opening of the BIBB Congress in Berlin.