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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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BWP 4/2018: Learning in foreign countries

Friday, August 03, 2018

BWP 4/2018: Learning in foreign countries

International mobility of learners in VET is in increasing demand. What are the associated expectations, and what benefits can a period of time spent abroad offer? The articles included in this issue trace policy debate.

Apprentices in Germany becoming more mobile
© Unsplash.com/Guilherme Stecanella

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Apprentices in Germany becoming more mobile

In Germany, 5.3 percent of all initial VET graduates in 2017 had some mobility experience during their training. This is one key result of a research study published by the National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (NA at the BIBB).

Photo competition as part of the World Youth Skills Day

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Photo competition as part of the World Youth Skills Day

On 15 July, the 4. World Youth Skills Day took place, which was organised by the United Nations together with World Skills International. As part of this event, the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training took part in the "SkillsInAction Photo Competition".

6th Austrian Vocational Education and Training Research Conference

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

6th Austrian Vocational Education and Training Research Conference

With the title of “Education = Vocational Education and Training?!” the main focus of the event was accordingly placed on the changing nature of the relationship between VET and general education. BIBB took part in the debate on the future of VET systems in the German-speaking countries.

Afghan President pays tribute to GIZ's TVET commitment
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani gives the state medal to Dr. Gustav Reier.© Office of the President, Afghanistan

Monday, July 16, 2018

Afghan President pays tribute to GIZ's TVET commitment

During a festive ceremony on June 21st 2018, the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani awarded the head of the TVET project Dr. Gustav Reier with the Mir Masjidi Khan state medal. The Mir Masjidi Khan Medal is Afghanistan's second highest civilian award.

Participants of UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme visit BIBB pilot project

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Participants of UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme visit BIBB pilot project

In light of the ongoing international debates on "Greening TVET" and "Sustainability of TVET" participants of the UNEVOC Leadership Programme visited the BIBB pilot project "FOENAKO" to learn about the application of sustainability integration in TVET training in Germany.

CedefopPhotoAward 2018

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

CedefopPhotoAward 2018

Groups of vocational education and training (VET) learners can share their photo stories with Cedefop (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) for a chance to win a trip to Vienna or Thessaloniki. Don't miss out on your chance to take part! Submit your entries until 15 July 2018.

One the trail of dual vocational education and training - Latin America in Berlin

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

One the trail of dual vocational education and training - Latin America in Berlin

Over two days, the BIBB led their cooperation partners from Paraguay and Colombia on a tour through Berlin to various stakeholders involved in dual vocational education and training. This study visit enabled the BIBB to support both countries in the introduction of country-specific dual training.

Vietnam Vocational Education and Training Report 2016

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Vietnam Vocational Education and Training Report 2016

The report reflects multi-dimensional issues of vocational education and training activities and focuses on the cooperation between TVET institutes and the business sector in TVET activities.