Practice and programmes

Practice and programmes

BIBB's information provision for vocational education and training practice is constantly growing. The institute also supports practice by taking on programme sponsor tasks.

Monday, May 8, 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, August 10, 2022

EPALE Akademie – Organisationsentwicklung in Richtung Europäisierung

Projektarbeit auf europäischer Ebene ist eine Chance, die Organisationsentwicklung im Bereich der Erwachsenenbildung voranzutreiben und sichtbar zu machen. Dieser online Workshop zeigt am 02.09.2022 anhand praktischer Beispiele, wie die Entwicklung der eigenen Organisation gefördert werden kann.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Gender and occupations

This issue of BWP sheds light on the causes and consequences of gender-segregating tendencies in the education and training and employment systems and explains how these can be countered.

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Friday, July 23, 2021


How can sustainability – as to its social, economic and ecological dimensions – be enshrined structurally within the education system, and how can it be made an active and integral part of practice? The issue of BWP sheds light on the key role of VET with regard to implementing the 2030 Agenda aims.

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Monday, November 2, 2020

Cooperation between learning venues

This issue of BWP looks at new areas of potential and arising challenges for the cooperation between learning venues. It provides readers with food for thought and presents examples of good practice.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Food is how you make it - Training for sustainability in the skilled food trades

Young people and their trainers fulfil an important function in the sustainable development of our society and its future. But sustainability concerns us all and has a key function in both small-scale and industrial food production. So what can sustainability look like in the food sector?

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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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

“Career Orientation for Refugees” programme to continue

As of now, inter-company training centres and comparable organisations are able to submit new applications to the BIBB within the scope of the “Career Orientation for Refugees” Programme. BOF courses may be implemented until the end of 2021.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Training in Spain with sound practical experience

The two-year vocational project “JoinVET”, run in four Spanish cities, has demonstrated that elements of inter-company vocational education and training are able to contribute to increasing the readiness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to provide training.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Training market undergoing serious change – 10th BIBB Data Report

More people now start training with higher education entrance qualifications, more training positions remain unfilled - These are the findings from the 10th and anniversary edition of the Data Report. The thematic focus of the 2018 BIBB Data Report is vocational orientation.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Trainees abroad – Analyses on mobility in dual training occupations

Vocational education and training across borders: In the latest issue of its specialist journal "BWP" with a special focus on international mobility, the BIBB carries out a more detailed investigation of how many trainees in which occupations avail themselves of the opportunity to train abroad.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

"Klischeefrei” initiative gathers pace - BIBB supports career orientation on Girls’ and Boys’ Day

The "Klischeefrei" initiative campaigns for a world in which the choice of occupation and degree is free from gender-specific role models. Support from companies and institutions is rising. The BIBB is also supporting career orientation free of stereotyping with Girls' Day and Boys' Day on 26 April.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

The future of training in industry

What will dual VET look like in the industrial sector in ten years’ time? In order to examine issues of this nature in greater detail, BIBB hosted a workshop  which was attended by around 40 specially chosen participants from several industrial sectors.

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Tuesday, December 11, 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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Thursday, August 2, 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).

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Wednesday, November 14, 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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