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This issue of BWP looks at how the examination system can keep pace with the shift that is taking place in vocational education and training and at the challenges that need to be overcome in this regard.
The BIBB hosts its second conference on the economics of vocational education and training on November 7th and 8th 2019 in Siegburg. The conference will bring together researchers from all related fields to discuss the most recent empirical and theoretical results on this subject.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).