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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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Occupational advancement with VET—men at a clear advantage

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Occupational advancement with VET—men at a clear advantage

Around eleven percent of skilled workers in Germany who have completed dual VET carry out higher level tasks for which a higher qualification is typically required. Men have a clear advantage over women, as the new issue of BIBB REPORT shows.

Upper secondary certificate, and then what?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Upper secondary certificate, and then what?

In light of the rising numbers of higher education students, the BIBB has conducted a study into which pupils are more likely to commence a programme of vocational education and training despite being having a higher education entrance qualification.

Development of training allowances in 2018: Higher increases again

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Development of training allowances in 2018: Higher increases again

In 2018, training allowances based on collective wage agreements increased across Germany by an average of 3.7%. The increase was thus stronger than in 2017 (2.6%). Throughout Germany, the average training allowance was €908 gross per month. This is shown by a BIBB analysis.

BIBB analysis of the training market development in 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

BIBB analysis of the training market development in 2018

More company-based training places on offer, more newly concluded training contracts, but also more unfilled training positions as well as an increase of men and decrease of women applying for trining positions – the are the results of the BIBB analysis of the training market development in 2018.

VET Data Report Germany 2016/2017

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

VET Data Report Germany 2016/2017

The development of the German VET system and more specifically of the dual system relies on regular data collection. The Data Report of the BIBB is a selection of most relevant and actual data on the German VET system.

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.

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 2, 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 3, 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 5, 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 7, 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.