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  • Vocational education and training in a global context

    Internationalisation of vocational training is both a fact and a challenge. It is associated with consequences for the German dual system and for VET systems worldwide.

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TVET in Pakistan: Companies benefit from in-company training

Thursday, June 6, 2019

TVET in Pakistan: Companies benefit from in-company training

GIZ has published a cost benefit analysis of in-company training in Pakistan. The paper provides substantial answers on how companies benefit from providing in-company training.

VET in Germany Report 2018
© Cedefop 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

VET in Germany Report 2018

gives an overview of the vocational educational and training (VET) system in Germany: external factors influencing VET, providing VET in a lifelong learning perspective, shaping VET qualifications, and promoting participation in VET.

BIBB is advising Uruguay on VET reform

Friday, May 31, 2019

BIBB is advising Uruguay on VET reform

BIBB will advise the National Institute for Employment and Vocational Education and Training of the Republic of Uruguay on the introduction of training structures in line with the German model. Uruguay is now the fourth country in Latin America to have entered into a cooperative arrangement.

8th Arab-German Education and Vocational Training Forum: Demand meets supply

Monday, May 13, 2019

8th Arab-German Education and Vocational Training Forum: Demand meets supply

Demand and supply was the key theme of the 8th Arab-German Education and Vocational Training Forum 2019. iMOVE and Ghorfa welcomed around 140 guests from Arab countries and from Germany to the event in Berlin.

Who will save work? – BIBB and GOVET at „re:publica“ in Berlin

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Who will save work? – BIBB and GOVET at „re:publica“ in Berlin

BIBB and GOVET will be presenting innovative approaches and successful practical examples in VET at the “re:publica” Conference in Berlin from 6 to 8 May.

Editorial meeting: the International Handbook

Friday, April 26, 2019

Editorial meeting: the International Handbook

The editors of the International Handbook of Vocational Education and Training (IHVET) convened for a meeting at BIBB on 16 April. Future country studies and those currently being prepared were discussed. The agenda also included preparations for the 25th anniversary of the IHVET in 2020.

Work-based learning as a pathway to competence-based education

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Work-based learning as a pathway to competence-based education

With contributions from international experts on vocational education and training, the volume opens up a global perspective on the topic of work-based learning in the context of competence-based education.

Cooperation between social partners and the state

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Cooperation between social partners and the state

At an international conference staged by BIBB in Siegburg on 3 and 4 April 2019, educational experts from the fields of politics and research highlighted the significance of cooperation between social partners and the state in vocational education and training.

BIBB and CÉREQ renew cooperation agreement

Friday, April 12, 2019

BIBB and CÉREQ renew cooperation agreement

BIBB and its French partner institute CÉREQ have concluded a new cooperation agreement. In light of growing global challenges, BIBB and CÉREQ will pool their expertise via such vehicles as joint comparative and cross-border research projects.

CedefopPhotoAward 2019
© Cedefop/Peter Mayr, 2018

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

CedefopPhotoAward 2019

Teams of vocational training and education learners in the European Union, Norway and Iceland can share their photo stories with Cedefop for a chance to win a trip to the European Vocational Skills Week in Helsinki or to Thessaloniki for the opening of the International Film Festival.

Expertise from BIBB for a new Costa Rican Vocational Training Act

Friday, March 8, 2019

Expertise from BIBB for a new Costa Rican Vocational Training Act

A twelve-strong ministerial delegation from Costa Rica visited the BIBB. Detailed specialist discussions, in which BIBB President Esser took part, supported the debate surrounding a new Vocational Training Act for the Central American country.