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Distance learning leads to specialist welding engineer qualification
Monday, August 5, 2019

Distance learning leads to specialist welding engineer qualification

The International Association of Welding Technology (GSI) conducts in excess of 20,000 training programmes and examinations in the field of welding. GSI Baltikum has joined forces with the e-learning department at the GSI in Germany to develop a course including integrated distance learning modules.

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Vietnam Vocational Education and Training Report 2017
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Vietnam Vocational Education and Training Report 2017

The report reflects multi-dimensional issues of vocational education and training activities and focuses on the topic of autonomy of VET institutes.

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Launch of the Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET- project
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Launch of the Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET- project

The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in cooperation with BIBB held the kick-off conference for the Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET project on 10-11 July in Bonn, Germany.

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iMOVE's three-country conference a complete success
Friday, July 12, 2019

iMOVE's three-country conference a complete success

The working visit to Germany by colleagues from the iMOVE offices in China and India and the contact point in Iran at the start of June 2019 was a resounding success and was characterised by intensive discussion.

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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.

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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.

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BIBB evaluation of professional and occupational recognition
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

BIBB evaluation of professional and occupational recognition

An investigation conducted by the BIBB shows that recognition of applications submitted from abroad is already working well. The stakeholders involved, however, believe that there is still room for improvement.

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BIBB is advising Uruguay on VET reform
Friday, May 31, 2019

BIBB is advising Uruguay on VET reform

The BIBB will advise the National Institute for Employment and Vocational Education and Training of the Republic of Uruguay on the introduction of training structures.

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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.

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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.

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German-Iranian VET cooperation
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

German-Iranian VET cooperation

BIBB will advise Iran on planned VET reforms. The relevant ministries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on future German-Iranian vocational education and training cooperation at a workshop in Teheran which BIBB helped to organise.

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Perfect Indian-German cooperation via training measure
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Perfect Indian-German cooperation via training measure

The German training provider Dr.-Ing. Paul Christiani operates a joint venture with the Indian company Sharpline since 2008. In both markets, networking and cooperation are constantly being strengthened and expanded.

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CedefopPhotoAward 2019
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.

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Paraguay promotes dual VET
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Paraguay promotes dual VET

During her two-day study visit to the BIBB on 3 and 4 January 2019, the Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security of the Republic of Paraguay, Carla Bacigalupo Planás, gathered information about the dual system of vocational education and training in Germany.

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New publication: Spotlight on India
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

New publication: Spotlight on India

The BIBB publication series IHBB has published a country study in English for the first time. The study focuses on the national VET system of the second largest country in the world in terms of population.

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Skills4Georgia brings together German and Georgian VET experts
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Skills4Georgia brings together German and Georgian VET experts

Invited by the Georgian Ministry of Education and the German Embassy in Georgia, BIBB Head of Department Birgit Thomann formed part of an international expert group discussing global trends in vocational education and training and their applicability to Georgia.

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German licences for US football coaches
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

German licences for US football coaches

Football has been enjoying growing popularity in the USA. Because the 'made in Germany' licences have an excellent reputation around the world, a group of American trainers travelled to Hesse in order to acquire a C-Licence from the German Football Association (DFB).

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The German VET system

The German VET system

The English BIBB website offers a new section that provides an overview of the German vocational education and training system.

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Work-based Learning as a Pathway to Competence-based Education

Work-based Learning as a Pathway to Competence-based Education

Inspired by research evidence from a diversity of recent national projects, the book offers new insights in conducive factors for learning on the level of the individual subject and the work environment.

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VET Trends 2018

VET Trends 2018

This special edition singles out some of the current subjects to be discussed within the professional community and by the interested public at national, European and international level.

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Quality assurance of company-based training in the dual system in Germany

Quality assurance of company-based training in the dual system in Germany

This brochure contains a structured overview of central quality assurance mechanisms which underlie the company-based part of initial training in the dual system in Germany.

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Modernisation Of Vocational Education And Training

Modernisation Of Vocational Education And Training

BIBB meets the challenge of the increasing globalisation, demographic change and developments in economy and technology by identifying future VET tasks, promoting innovations and developing practically oriented solutions.

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VET Glossary

VET Glossary

The glossary is a source for terms and definitions which are used in the field of vocational education and training. Emphasis is placed on its usage in the context of the German dual system.

look up terms in the VET Glossary