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This issue of BWP marks the beginning of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union by looking at the current challenges being faced with regard to structuring the European Education Area and creating attractive vocational education and training in Europe.
The COVID-19 pandemic has driven governments around the world to take decisive action for health protection, economic stimulus packages and reorganisation of public services, e.g. in education or social security systems. Germany has also taken extensive measures to strengthen its Dual VET system.
In autumn 2019, the German education and training provider HOTQUA trained 60 skilled workers and managers from 24 hotels in Antioquia, a region in the north-west of Columbia, in quality management. Read the new success story.
This short brochure describes the German VET system. It outlines the key features as well as the challenges and policy responses, e.g. an attractive VET for all and how to deal with the challenges of digitalisation and the commitment to sustainability.
On 1 July 2020, Germany took its turn to assume the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for a period of six months. The main thematic focuses of European cooperation over the coming six months will be digitalisation, sustainability and a post-2020 VET strategy.
An English translation of the Report on the Recognition Act 2019 is now available. The Federal Government adopted the report of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research on 11 December 2019. The report consolidates the findings of the BIBB Recognition Monitoring.
Inspired by the international GOVET survey regarding the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on VET and the labour market, the US Department of Labor initiated a digital round table on this topic. BIBB Director of Research Prof. Hubert Ertl opened this first well-founded exchange of expertise.
Material, films and presentations on vocational training can be found on our Greek landing page. / Ενημερωτικό υλικό, βίντεο και παρουσιάσεις για τη δυική κατάρτιση θα βρείτε στην ελληνόφωνη ιστοσελίδα μας.
The BIBB run portal of the German Federal Government for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications presents itself with new content, a new structure and a new design. There are now dedicated sections for international skilled workers, counsellors, and employers.
In an interview, that was first released for the re:publica 2020, BIBB President Esser answers questions about the current "systemically relevant" issues and challenges in the Corona crisis. The interview is now available on the BIBB YouTube channel with subtitles in English, Russian and Spanish.
The iMOVE portals have undergone a comprehensive modernization process and are now accessible in a brand new design. On the basis of the latest technology in the field of web design, the guiding policy of the new layout is “mobile first”. The international portal has been completely restructured.
GOVET and the National Skills Network (NSN) in India start with a newsletter series on Indo-German vocational training cooperation. The six-month series will highlight core issues of vocational education and training in both countries and present the BMBF's bilateral VET cooperation.
The report focuses on the responsiveness of the German VET system to the challenges of digitalisation, AI and the future of work. What are the policy strategies and initiatives to modernise VET and how can digital technologies and media support learning practices?
In order to learn and work abroad, more and more teachers and trainees from companies and vocational schools complete a stay in a European partner institution. An analysis by NA at BIBB shows how the number of stays abroad that counted towards vocational qualification has developed.
iMOVE and the OAV - German Asia-Pacific Business Association invite you to the 2nd ASEAN-German Education and Vocational Training Forum. The forum will take place on 24 March 2020 as part of the didacta trade fair in Stuttgart with the kind support of the Didacta Association.
The "Developing Skills for Employability with German Partners – 8 Case Studies of Train-the-Trainer Solutions" brochures presents eight vocational education and training success stories of German and international partners. Read the new edition of the sector-specific success stories.
The German cabinet has approved the report of the BMBF on the Recognition Act. The report consolidates the findings of the BIBB Recognition Monitoring Project. Almost 280,000 applications have so far been made for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications.
The practical training of skilled workers through the teaching of occupational employability skills is the unique selling point and key sales argument in international training markets for German exporters of initial and VET provision. This is shown by iMOVE at BIBB's 2019 Trend Barometer.
The new Cedefop ReferNet database is the main source of information about vocational education and training (VET) systems in the EU, Iceland and Norway. It includes diagrammes, generates reports and allows comparing by country and theme.
iMOVE and the German-African Business Association organised the 1st German-African Forum on Vocational Training and Education in Berlin, Germany. Training experts from business presented successful examples of German–African cooperation in a range of industrial sectors.
The exchange of experience and ideas on projects and initiatives for successful vocational education and training cooperation is the focus of the 1st German-African Forum on VET which is being organised by BIBB and the German-African Business Association in Berlin.
From 2 to 3 December 2019, over 100 delegates from 40 countries came together as part of the “UNEVOC Global Forum on Advancing Learning and Innovation in TVET”. Prof. Dr. Hubert Ertl, Director of Research and Vice President of BIBB, chaired the closing panel discussion.
Participants from nine European countries (Italy, Malta, Sweden, Finland, Cyprus, Netherlands, Spain, Germany and United Kingdom) met for a workshop on ‘Migration in TVET’ at the University of Nottingham, UK, from 10 to 11 December 2019.
Six training films show trainers in companies and vocational school teachers how to prepare new skilled workers for practice. The films are now available in seven languages. Besides German, English and Russian also in Farsi, French, Italian and Spanish.
The report on international long-term mobility of apprentices (3-12 months) presents enablers and disablers with regard to framework conditions (1), VET system (2) and practical implementation (3) in Germany.
During the BIBB - KRIVET Apprenticeship Policy Workshop 2019, German and South Korean VET experts exchanged views on current research findings and development prospects in VET in South Korea and Germany.
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.
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.