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Costs, benefits and financing of vocational education and training

As with all other education courses, vocational education and training also incurs costs. These are borne jointly by businesses, individuals and the state. In the medium to long-term, all three parties should benefit from vocational education and training. The economy benefits from qualified specialists, young people benefit from higher salaries and reduced risk of unemployment and the state benefits, for example, from higher tax revenues and reduced spending in the social insurance system.

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Call for Papers: Economics of Vocational Education and Training
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Call for Papers: Economics of Vocational Education and Training

The BIBB hosts its second conference on the economics of vocational education and training on November 7th and 8th 2019 in Siegburg. Papers for this conference can be submitted until May 15th.

Upper secondary certificate, and then what?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Upper secondary certificate, and then what?

In light of the rising numbers of higher education students, the BIBB has conducted a study into which pupils are more likely to commence a programme of vocational education and training despite being having a higher education entrance qualification.

Development of training allowances in 2018: Higher increases again

Wednesday, January 9, 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.

Strengthening of cooperation between BIBB and the ROA

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Strengthening of cooperation between BIBB and the ROA

Harald Pfeifer has been appointed as Professor of the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University. This bolsters cooperation in research into economic issues relating to vocational education and training.

Dual vocational education and training pays off
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Dual vocational education and training pays off

Why should companies invest in apprenticeships? How much does it cost to train? How do companies profit from their trainees? You can find answers in the GOVET presentation on Costs and benefits aspects in Dual VET.

Building apprentices' skills in the workplace: Car service in Germany, the UK and Spain
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Building apprentices' skills in the workplace: Car service in Germany, the UK and Spain

The paper published at the London School of Economics is the result of an international collaboration between Hilary Steedman (former member of BIBB's scientific advisory board) and researchers from BIBB. It's based on two comparative research projects conducted by BIBB researcher Philipp Grollmann.

BWP 4/2017: Focus on trainees

Thursday, August 3, 2017

BWP 4/2017: Focus on trainees

Trainees are the focus of the BWP edition published for the start of the new training year. This issue presents suggestions and new ideas for addressing the target group as well as for the organisation of training.