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BIBB supports the unrestricted availability of academic research literature
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

BIBB supports the unrestricted availability of academic research literature

The BIBB will be rigorously adhering to the "Open Access Model". This means that, from 2018 onwards, all BIBB publications will be made available on the institute's website for download free of charge in citation-friendly PDF format ("gold open access").

VET trends 2018

Friday, November 10, 2017

VET trends 2018

This special edition of BWP 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.

Training allowances 2017: Slower rise
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Thursday, January 04, 2018

Training allowances 2017: Slower rise

In 2017, training allowances based on collective wage agreements rose across Germany by an average of 2.6%. Average trainee remuneration across Germany for 2017 was €876 gross per month. The recent BIBB analysis shows that this rise was significantly weaker than in previous years.

Training market 2017: Positive developments – BIBB data in interactive regional maps for the first time
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Training market 2017: Positive developments – BIBB data in interactive regional maps for the first time

More training places offered, more young people seeking dual VET, more training contracts - but also more unfilled training places: These are the key findings of the BIBB analyses of training market development in 2017, visualized in interactive regional maps for the first time.

Security and good working conditions rather than a smartphone
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Security and good working conditions rather than a smartphone

The BIBB/BA Applicant Survey shows what young people want from their future training company: the wishes are rather conservative - and can also be fulfilled by SMEs. Most importantly, a good working atmosphere and high chances of permanent employment.

BIBB analysis: Chances for young migrants continue to fall

Friday, May 19, 2017

BIBB analysis: Chances for young migrants continue to fall

During the period from 2004 to 2016, young migrants were significantly less successful in securing a training place than young people not from a migrant background. Last year, progression rates fell back to the very low level experienced in 2004.

Not always just a purely male domain - men and women in technical training occupations

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Not always just a purely male domain - men and women in technical training occupations

Despite numerous measures to increase the number of women training in technical occupations, the proportion has not increased in more than 20 years. However, "typically female" technical occupations definitely exist, even if it is just a few.

Young refugees have arrived in the transitional phase – BIBB Data Report published

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Young refugees have arrived in the transitional phase – BIBB Data Report published

The increase in the transition phase between school and training is mainly due to programmes supporting German language learning for young refugees and immigrants. The BIBB Data Report again provides a range of facts and figures on all areas of initial and continuing vocational education and training.

Top 10 training occupations for 2016 – BIBB analysis on new contracts

Monday, April 03, 2017

Top 10 training occupations for 2016 – BIBB analysis on new contracts

The ten most strongly represented occupations remain unchanged from 2016 at the top of the ranking of newly concluded dual education and training contracts. While information technology specialist has climbed significantly, the number of new contracts for bank clerks went down.

Training allowances based on collective wage agreements 2016: The East is catching up
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Thursday, January 05, 2017

Training allowances based on collective wage agreements 2016: The East is catching up

Training allowances based on collective wage agreements rose significantly once again in 2016 – an increase of 3.2 % in the West and 4.9 % in the East. According to a BIBB evaluation the average training allowance for the whole of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2016 was €854 per month.