Continuing vocational training

Continuing vocational training

Lifelong learning is an increasing point of focus in educational policy. Continuing training is a central element of lifelong learning.

Monday, August 7, 2023


The examination system is being altered by reforms and by digitalisation. The pressure to modernise is considerable. This issue sets out the current challenges and presents research results and approaches towards the further development of the examination system which have been adopted in practice.

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Friday, July 23, 2021


How can sustainability – as to its social, economic and ecological dimensions – be enshrined structurally within the education system, and how can it be made an active and integral part of practice? The issue of BWP sheds light on the key role of VET with regard to implementing the 2030 Agenda aims.

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is creating major challenges for VET. The crisis has shed a clearer light on existing problem situations, and the pressure to seek solutions has generated considerable momentum too. How much of this momentum will be retained and go on to leave a lasting mark on VET?

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Eight video clips: Permeability in vocational education and training

What is important in the transition from school to work? Why do young people choose dual VET? What further development opportunities are there afterwards? GOVET spoke in eight video interviews with apprentices, trainers and project leaders from the field of technology.

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Core competencies

The articles included in this issue discuss the interplay between core competencies and occupation-specific professional knowledge and skills and illustrate how core competencies can be fostered in company-based initial and continuing training.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

BWP 1/2020: Continuing vocational education and training

What general conditions are individuals and companies currently experiencing? And how does continuing training need to be organised in future in order to be able to offer both appropriate provision and, above all, the right overall framework?

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

BIBB Conference: Economics of Vocational Education and Training

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.

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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.

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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.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Approaches towards higher dual vocational education and training in Germany and South Korea

South Korean researchers have recently been at BIBB and at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences to exchange information on current developments in dual higher education study in Germany and on new approaches being adopted towards higher vocational education and training in South Korea.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Around €18 billion from their own pocket – BIBB analysis on continuing vocational training

A new BIBB analysis provides a comprehensive overview of the cost and benefits of continuing vocational training for participants. They contribute significantly to financing their continuing vocational training.

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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.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Results of wbmonitor: Strategies for the training of persons with little or no educational background

Persons with little or no educational background participate comparatively rarely in continuing education and training. The findings of the wbmonitor survey conducted by BIBB provide new ideas for potentially effective strategies aimed at overcoming barriers in this area.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

BIBB President Esser: “Continuing training – essential for the future world of work!”

The world of work of the future will require greater importance to be attached to continuing training. "Continuing training has long ceased being an option. It is now a must", BIBB President Esser was writing in the latest issue of BIBB's specialist journal BWP.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Keeping pace with social change

What sorts of provision and forms of learning are required in order to keep pace with the change that is occurring in the economy and in society? Answers are provided in the current issue of BWP.