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Vocational education and training and gainful employment
This includes the BIBB survey of 30 September and the vocational education and training statistic of 31 December as well as the survey regarding apprenticeship wages, employment statistics and surveys amongst the working population.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Compared to the previous year training place supply remained stable. The number of training contracts concluded with young men rose while the number of contracts with young women declined. These are the results of the BIBB analyses conducted into the development of the training market in 2016.