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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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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 07, 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 03, 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.

Financing of vocational education and training in Germany

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Financing of vocational education and training in Germany

German VET attracts a good deal of attention globally because it offers young people a good way of entering the employment system. However, what are the associated costs? Although precise determination of costs is difficult in methodological terms, this article attempts to address the issue.