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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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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.

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.

BWP 2/2018 published: Cooperations in VET

Friday, April 06, 2018

BWP 2/2018 published: Cooperations in VET

This issue of BWP highlights the reasons behind various types of cooperation in vocational education and training and reveals areas of potential for learners and learning venues.

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.

Top 10 in 2017 – BIBB ranking list of newly concluded dual training contracts

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Top 10 in 2017 – BIBB ranking list of newly concluded dual training contracts

In 2017, over a third of all new training contracts were once more concluded in just ten occupations. The results indicate a highly significant gender dominance in many occupations. Information technology specialist is a new entry at number nine in the list.

WorldSkills Germany to stage conference in Duisburg

Monday, February 19, 2018

WorldSkills Germany to stage conference in Duisburg

On 15 and 16 March 2018, questions of the future of VET from the perspective of apprentices will be addressed. BIBB will be supporting the conference in its capacity as a partner. BIBB expert Professor Michael Heister will give a presentation to a workshop for trainers and human resources managers.

VET “live” – ask questions, join the debate, get involved: BIBB at „didacta“ trade fair

Thursday, January 25, 2018

VET “live” – ask questions, join the debate, get involved: BIBB at „didacta“ trade fair

Comprehensive information on current issues relating to VET will be presented by BIBB at the "didacta" trade fair, held in Hanover from 20 to 24 February 2018. Visit us in Hall 13, Stand F112. We look forward to an exchange of views with you.

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.