Friday, 14 June 2024

Interview with Alessandro Mele

On the occasion of the BILT Bridging Event in Como, Italy, we asked Alessandro Mele, President of Cometa, to comment on the conference’s focus and some of its highlights. Cometa, a UNEVOC Centre and European Centre for Inclusive Excellence, is the TVET provider that hosted the event.

Friday, 31 May 2024

First TVET Symposium in Ghana is a complete success

At the first TVET Symposium in Ghana, the CVET joined forces with GOVET and the BMBF to stage an impressive programme which also included the presentation of a Declaration of Intent for further bilateral cooperation in VET and the launch of Ghana’s second Vocational Education and Training Report.

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Tuesday, 28 May 2024

GOVET annual report 2023 online

This was GOVET's working year 2023: The annual report highlights success stories, new formats, challenges and topics from GOVET's advisory work in a multimedia overview: as a one-stop shop for the international VET-cooperation, at the round table and in the ministry's (BMBF) collaborations.

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Monday, 13 May 2024

Indonesia continues to focus on dual VET

How can modules of the German dual VET system be transferred to the Indonesian context? BIBB accompanied a high-ranking delegation from Indonesia to a training centre in Berlin to discuss this question.

Friday, 10 May 2024

BILT Bridging Event Europe 2024

The 2024 BILT Bridging Event: “Towards Inclusive Excellence in TVET” took place in Como, Italy, from 22 to 24 April. Around 70 TVET experts from the regions Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific attended in person, while up to 260 guests from around the world followed the highlights of the event online.

Wednesday, 8 May 2024

New VET strategy for Ethiopia: BIBB is involved

BIBB is supporting the further development of Ethiopia’s VET strategy. Two workshops in Ethiopia on VET governance and financing models in and the visit of an Ethiopian delegation of high-ranking political actors to BIBB marked the start of the cooperation.

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Monday, 6 May 2024

BWP 2/2024 – Migration and integration

This issue of BWP provides numerical data which forms the basis for an objective debate on what has been achieved thus far and on the remaining challenges in respect of sustainably promoting integration in and via vocational education and training.

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Monday, 18 March 2024

Temasek Polytechnic: BILT partner visits BIBB

Addressing the skilled worker shortage, cooperating with industry partners and integrating generative AI in VET – these were the topics of a fruitful discussion between a delegation from Temasek Polytechnic (TP, Singapore) and the “Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET” (BILT) team at BIBB.

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Monday, 4 March 2024

Indonesia continues to trust in approaches from dual VET to secure skilled workers

Indonesia has trusted in BIBB’s advice for the “revitalisation of TVET” since 2019. Preparations to continue the advisory project were made at a working meeting in Berlin.

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Monday, 26 February 2024

China: Competence Center 4.0 opened

The "German Teaching Method Competence Center", a cooperative venture with the Institute for Training and Careers, opened at Shunde Polytechnic College at the end of 2023. The role of the Competence Center is to shape transformation processes for Vocational Education and Training 4.0.

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Monday, 29 January 2024

Drinking water management for Mongolia

Together with project partners in Mongolia, Bau Bildung Sachsen – a construction training provider based in Saxony, Germany – is using curricula, teaching materials and training activities to deliver expertise in all matters relating to drinking water and integrated water resource management.

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Thursday, 18 January 2024

Trainer exchange Costa Rica and Germany - first-hand experience

"From trainer to trainer..." - In order to learn from each other, direct dialogue is often the best. This was the experience of Enrique Mejia Cespedes from the Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje Costa Rica. With the support of GOVET, he realised an exchange of trainers at the Schlosshotel Gedern.

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Tuesday, 9 January 2024

ReferNet 2024-27

BIBB will again be a partner of Cedefop in the ReferNet network for the next 4 years. Following a successful application, the ReferNet team at BIBB will continue to report on VET policy developments in Germany and provide information on European initiatives.

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Tuesday, 2 January 2024

Standards make vocational education and training

From the occupational description to the training plan – BIBB/GOVET staged two workshops in Costa Rica with participants from the country’s Ministry of Education and National Education Institute on the development and implementation of training regulations in the Costa-Rican training system.

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Tuesday, 28 November 2023

IT + VET: perfect for the future!

At the end of October, a Costa Rican delegation learnt about VET in the areas of IT and cyber security. Together with GOVET, participants from the Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (INA) visited companies and institutions to discover more about the various training opportunities.

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Thursday, 16 November 2023

BILT Learning Forum 2023 in Bonn

Around 100 vocational education and training experts from Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe took part in the event on-site with nearly an additional 400 participants online.

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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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International Handbook of Vocational Education and Training: Mexico

The title is part of the International Handbook of Vocational Education and Training, the standard reference for comparative research in vocational education in German.

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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

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

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

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

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