Data | Education reporting

The BIBB conducts its own surveys in addition to processing external data. This provides the basis for evaluations and analyses, which then are included in publications such as the annual Data Report.

Monday, 8 May 2023

Vocational orientation

This issue of BWP looks at how young people can be supported in their vocational orientation. Which instruments, concepts and general conditions are proving conducive in this regard? Both findings from current studies and experiences from practice are presented.

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Wednesday, 29 January 2020

More money in trainees’ pockets

In 2019, training allowances based on collective wage agreements increased across Germany by an average of 3.8% to €939 gross per month. The rise in allowances was thus similar to that recorded in 2018 (3.7%).

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Wednesday, 11 December 2019

2019 development of the training market

Due to demographic trends, the demand from young people for dual training positions has fallen to under 600,000 for the first time. There was also a fall in the number of training positions on offer as well as newly concluded dual training contracts.

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Thursday, 31 October 2019

Four out of five young people are being trained in their desired occupation

The vast majority (83%) of applicants able to find a company-based training position are receiving training in their desired occupation or in one of their desired occupations. These are the findings of the representative BA/BIBB applicant survey.

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019

BIBB Data Report to accompany the 2019 Report on VET is published

Demand for training places by young people and young adults and the number of training places offered by companies both rose once again in 2018. Nevertheless, recruitment problems on the training market exacerbated further. These are the main outcomes of the 2019 BIBB Data Report.

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Monday, 25 March 2019

Why occupations are not chosen

Even if an occupation reflects the activities in which they are interested, many young people will still tend to drop it during the career choice process if insufficient social recognition appears to be on offer. This is the main outcome to emerge from a study conducted by the BIBB.

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

BIBB publishes its 2018 ranking list for training occupations

Impressive start: Around 1,300 training contracts have been concluded in 2018 in the new training occupation of “management assistant in e-commerce”. With just over 15,000 new contracts the occupation of information technology specialist made it position 7 in the Top 10.

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Occupational advancement with VET—men at a clear advantage

Around eleven percent of skilled workers in Germany who have completed dual VET carry out higher level tasks for which a higher qualification is typically required. Men have a clear advantage over women, as the new issue of BIBB REPORT shows.

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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Development of training allowances in 2018: Higher increases again

In 2018, training allowances based on collective wage agreements increased across Germany by an average of 3.7%. The increase was thus stronger than in 2017 (2.6%). Throughout Germany, the average training allowance was €908 gross per month. This is shown by a BIBB analysis.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

BIBB analysis of the training market development in 2018

More company-based training places on offer, more newly concluded training contracts, but also more unfilled training positions as well as an increase of men and decrease of women applying for trining positions – the are the results of the BIBB analysis of the training market development in 2018.

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

VET Data Report Germany 2016/2017

The development of the German VET system and more specifically of the dual system relies on regular data collection. The Data Report of the BIBB is a selection of most relevant and actual data on the German VET system.

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018

More refugees in dual VET – Skilled trades report significant growth

There has been a sharp rise in the number of foreign trainees who are citizens of one of the most common non-European asylum countries of origin. Significant growth has been reported by the skilled trades. These are the findings from a special analysis by BIBB.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

The 2035 labour market: Population growth with low unemployment

An increase in the population, hostorically low unemployment and shortages of skilled workers in specific occupations – especially in health care occupations – will characterise the labour market in Germany in 2035. This is shown by current projections by BIBB and IAB.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Overview of the German VET system

BIBB’s English website has been complemented by a new section on the German vocational education and training (VET) system. In addition, important terms can now be looked up in a VET glossary.

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018

BIBB presents study on minimum training remuneration from the perspective of companies

The BIBB has used a data-based simulation to investigate the issue of which businesses would be affected by a minimum training remuneration and how high the anticipated cost increase might be for companies. Result: Small businesses face particular challenges.

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Data research

The VET research carried out by the BIBB uses a broad spectrum of qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Overview of surveys and statistics on VET topics
Research Data Centre

In its capacity as a departmental research institution of the Federal Government, BIBB has comprehensive VET data records at its disposal. This data is made available outside BIBB via the Research Data Centre.

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Report on Vocational Education and Training

The Report on Vocational Education and Training is published annually by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and can be downloaded from the Ministry's website.

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