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Vocational Education and Training in Europe
Monday, August 10, 2020

Vocational Education and Training in Europe

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.

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Germany’s response measures to the COVID-19 pandemic
Thursday, August 6, 2020

Germany’s response measures to the COVID-19 pandemic

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.

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Modern quality standards for hotels in Columbia
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Modern quality standards for hotels in Columbia

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.

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Spotlight on VET Germany 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020

Spotlight on VET Germany 2020

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.

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Strong VET in the coronavirus crisis
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Strong VET in the coronavirus crisis

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.

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Out now: 2019 Report on the Recognition Act in English
Monday, July 13, 2020

Out now: 2019 Report on the Recognition Act in English

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.

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German and American vocational education experts exchange ideas on the impacts of COVID-19
Thursday, June 25, 2020

German and American vocational education experts exchange ideas on the impacts of COVID-19

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.

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GOVET in Greek / Η GOVET στα Ελληνικά
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

GOVET in Greek / Η GOVET στα Ελληνικά

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.

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BIBB Portal “Recognition in Germany” expands online presence
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

BIBB Portal “Recognition in Germany” expands online presence

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.

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BIBB goes remote
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

BIBB goes remote

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.

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iMOVE features new internet portals
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

iMOVE features new internet portals

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.

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Newsletter series on Indo-German VET cooperation
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Newsletter series on Indo-German VET cooperation

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.

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Adapting VET to digitalisation
Monday, February 24, 2020

Adapting VET to digitalisation

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?

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Gaining experience abroad via the Erasmus+ programme
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Gaining experience abroad via the Erasmus+ programme

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.

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GOVET in Chinese / GOVET 中文
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

GOVET in Chinese / GOVET 中文

Material, films and presentations on vocational training can be found on our Chinese landing page. / 关于双元制职业培训的相关资料,视频文件以及演示文件,请访问我们的中文页面。

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2nd ASEAN-German Education and Vocational Training Forum
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

2nd ASEAN-German Education and Vocational Training Forum

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.

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Success Stories Train-the-Trainer Solutions
Friday, February 7, 2020

Success Stories Train-the-Trainer Solutions

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.

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Need for skilled workers in the Thai electroplating industry
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Need for skilled workers in the Thai electroplating industry

In the context of the SCHOOLPLATE project, BIBB and Fraunhofer IPA will support the Thai electroplating industry in developing suitable VET measures.

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2019 Recognition Report approved
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

2019 Recognition Report approved

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.

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iMOVE at BIBB presents 2019 Trend Barometer
Thursday, December 19, 2019

iMOVE at BIBB presents 2019 Trend Barometer

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.

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VET in Europe database online
Monday, January 6, 2020

VET in Europe database online

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.

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German partners urgently needed
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

German partners urgently needed

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.

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Strengthening VET in Africa
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Strengthening VET in Africa

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.

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International experts discuss innovation in VET in Bonn
Monday, December 9, 2019

International experts discuss innovation in VET in Bonn

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.

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BILT workshop on Migration and TVET
Thursday, December 19, 2019

BILT workshop on Migration and TVET

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.

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The right mix of theory and praxis
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The right mix of theory and praxis

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.

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Long-term mobility
Monday, November 25, 2019

Long-term mobility

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.

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Workshop discusses development of dual VET in South Korea and Germany
Thursday, November 28, 2019

Workshop discusses development of dual VET in South Korea and 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.

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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