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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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Dual vocational education and training pays off
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Dual vocational education and training pays off

Why should companies invest in apprenticeships? How much does it cost to train? How do companies profit from their trainees? You can find answers in the GOVET presentation on Costs and benefits aspects in Dual VET.

Training allowances 2017: Slower rise
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Thursday, January 04, 2018

Training allowances 2017: Slower rise

In 2017, training allowances based on collective wage agreements rose across Germany by an average of 2.6%. Average trainee remuneration across Germany for 2017 was €876 gross per month. The recent BIBB analysis shows that this rise was significantly weaker than in previous years.

Training market 2017: Positive developments – BIBB data in interactive regional maps for the first time
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Training market 2017: Positive developments – BIBB data in interactive regional maps for the first time

More training places offered, more young people seeking dual VET, more training contracts - but also more unfilled training places: These are the key findings of the BIBB analyses of training market development in 2017, visualized in interactive regional maps for the first time.

Quality assurance of company-based training in the dual system in Germany

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Quality assurance of company-based training in the dual system in Germany

This brochure, which is now available in English, contains a structured overview of central quality assurance mechanisms which underlie the company-based part of initial training in the dual system in Germany.

VET – the key to integration

Thursday, November 16, 2017

VET – the key to integration

Improving the integration of refugees in Germany in future by means of vocational education and training will be critically dependent on providing individually-tailored training programmes of the right quality and in the right amounts. These are some of the key findings from a new analysis by BIBB.

Dual higher education study – upwards trend carries on
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dual higher education study – upwards trend carries on

The latest evaluation of the BIBB database "TrainingPlus" shows: For the first time more than 100,000 students undertake a dual course of study. A constant growth in programme provision and companies offering training places has also been recorded.

Strengthening VET – Small companies and vocational schools need more support

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Strengthening VET – Small companies and vocational schools need more support

Both policy makers and trade and industry need to adopt measures to strengthen the status of vocational education and training in Germany. BIBB President Esser emphasised this on the occasion of the start of the new training year, which officially begins on 1 August.

Strategies and opportunities for vocational schools – BIBB analyses concepts
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Strategies and opportunities for vocational schools – BIBB analyses concepts

Vocational schools face challenges such as demographic change, digitalisation, and the trend towards higher school leaving qualifications. BIBB investigated the current situation of the learning venue and of the various approaches adopted in the federal states in a national comparison.

BWP 4/2017: Focus on trainees

Thursday, August 03, 2017

BWP 4/2017: Focus on trainees

Trainees are the focus of the BWP edition published for the start of the new training year. This issue presents suggestions and new ideas for addressing the target group as well as for the organisation of training.

New training year begins with 12 updated occupations

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New training year begins with 12 updated occupations

Ranging from "automobile business administrator" to "sales assistant for retail services" - The new year of training starts officially on 1 August with 12 updated dual training occupations.

Not always just a purely male domain - men and women in technical training occupations

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Not always just a purely male domain - men and women in technical training occupations

Despite numerous measures to increase the number of women training in technical occupations, the proportion has not increased in more than 20 years. However, "typically female" technical occupations definitely exist, even if it is just a few.

Future of vocational education and training

Friday, June 02, 2017

Future of vocational education and training

Core elements of the dual system are used as a basis to illustrate perspectives for the development of vocational education and training in order to make skilled worker training in Germany a future-proof central pillar.