Press releases 2018

52/2018 | 12.12.2018

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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51/2018 | 27.11.2018

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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50/2018 | 20.11.2018

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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49/2018 | 15.11.2018

BIBB study on young people with a migration background

The third generation of young people with a migration background are just as successful in the search for a training position as young people without a migration background. The results are presented in the latest issue of the BIBB REPORT series.

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48/2018 | 18.10.2018

Social environment: a critical factor in the career choice of young people

If the choice of occupation will not positively impact their status in their social environment, young people tend to stay away from the occupation concerned, even if they would have enjoyed the work it entails.

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45/2018 | 26.09.2018

Russian hairdressers show that they can cut it – GOVET supports VET cooperation

Russian hairdressing apprentices completed a German final examination for the first time. GOVET at BIBB and the German National Association of Hairdressers support the German-Russian cooperation that has the aim of assuring quality in vocational education and training in Russia.

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43/2018 | 16.08.2018

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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42/2018 | 31.07.2018

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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41/2018 | 26.07.2018

New training year begins with 25 updated occupations on 1 August

The new training year officially gets underway on 1 August. It will also feature no fewer than 25 re-regulated occupations, including the entirely new option of “management assistant in e-commerce”. BIBB President Esser: “Pace of adaptation is increasing because of digitalisation”.

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40/2018 | 24.07.2018

Feet deserve the best – made-to-measure shoes

The production of made-to-measure footwear is the crowning discipline of the shoemaking trade. With its fresh designation "custom shoemaker", the individual and hand-made manufacturing process is emphasised. The new regulation enters into force on 1 August.

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39/2018 | 19.07.2018

The cutting edge for households, hotels and restaurants and industry

Knives, scissors, drills, milling tools and saw blades: Sharpness and precision are simply a necessity for tools in order to fulfil their intended purpose. Starting on 1 August, the manufacture of such articles will be governed by the new training programme in the occupation of precision tool mechanic.

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37/2018 | 16.07.2018

A hot job – process technologist in the metal industry

The production and reforming of steel, copper, aluminium, lead and gold have always been procedures involving plenty of heat. The new training regulation takes account of technological developments and enters into force on 1 August 2018.

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35/2018 | 27.06.2018

Objects which sparkle like stars – training for precious stone engravers is updated

The task of precious stone engravers is to bring out the true beauty of the stones and render them useful. The new ordinance will offer the four specialisms of “industrial diamond cutting”, “jewellery diamond cutting”, “precious stone cutting” and “precious stone engraving”.

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34/2018 | 19.06.2018

Metal working and electrical occupations structured in a future-proof way

Industrial metal working and electrical occupations are a focal point for the ongoing digitalisation of the world of work. Eleven restructured training regulations and various optional additional qualifications enter into force on 1 August 2018.

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33/2018 | 12.06.2018

Around €18 billion from their own pocket – BIBB analysis on continuing vocational training

A new BIBB analysis provides a comprehensive overview of the cost and benefits of continuing vocational training for participants. They contribute significantly to financing their continuing vocational training.

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32/2018 | 08.06.2018

BIBB President Esser: "VET must be the pacesetter for the working world of the future!”

"VET must become the pacesetter for the working world of the future! This is because no other training and qualification pathway is better suited to preparing people for the company requirements of tomorrow," explains President Esser to conclude the 2018 BIBB Congress in Berlin.

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30/2018 | 07.06.2018

Company survey shows: There is no way around vocational education and training!

Internal training remains the ideal way for many companies to secure their requirements for skilled workers over the long term. These are the findings of a BIBB company survey, which were presented at the opening of the BIBB Congress in Berlin.

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28/2018 | 29.05.2018

Containers for jam, cosmetics and beer

Different vessels, equipment and pipework are required for products made in the chemical, food and cosmetics industries, as well as in shipbuilding. The new training regulation for vessel and equipment constructors enters into force on 1 August 2018.

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26/2018 | 17.05.2018

Insight into glass finishing – Restructured training for flat glass technologists

Flat glass technologists process and finish industrial flat glass for windows, display windows and cabinets, safety glass for banks and glass panels for solar energy systems. The updated training regulation takes into account digitalisation and modern control of production.

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25/2018 | 16.05.2018

Shaping stone by hand and machine – Updated training for stonemason and sculptor

Computer-controlled machines and modern methods in addition to manual processing of natural stones: The updated training for stonemason and sculptor combines tradition with modernity.

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22/2018 | 19.04.2018

"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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20/2018 | 18.04.2018

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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18/2018 | 28.03.2018

Results of wbmonitor: Strategies for the training of persons with little or no educational background

Persons with little or no educational background participate comparatively rarely in continuing education and training. The findings of the wbmonitor survey conducted by BIBB provide new ideas for potentially effective strategies aimed at overcoming barriers in this area.

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17/2018 | 27.03.2018

Practical experience and individual support ease the way into training for refugees

Applicants from a refugee background are more likely to make the transition into company-based training if they receive support and assistance from mentors in the course of their search for a training position. These are the findings of a survey conducted by BIBB and Federal Employment Agency (BA).

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16/2018 | 22.03.2018

Taking the right approach – quality assurance in company-based training

Because VET systems in other countries are predominantly school based, one particular question that arises abroad is which instruments and pathways secure training quality within the German dual system. A BIBB brochure, which is available in English, provides transparency and a structured overview.

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12/2018 | 12.03.2018

New cooperation agreement signed with South Korea

“The long-standing exchange with the South Korean partner institute KRIVET is a good example of successful international collaboration beyond European borders”, emphasized BIBB Research Director Ertl on the occasion of the signing of a new cooperation agreement.

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11/2018 | 07.03.2018

Top 10 in 2017 – BIBB ranking list of newly concluded dual training contracts

In 2017, over a third of all new training contracts were once more concluded in just ten occupations. The results indicate a highly significant gender dominance in many occupations. Information technology specialist is a new entry at number nine in the list.

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10/2018 | 05.03.2018

BIBB Congress on 7 and 8 June in Berlin: "VET of tomorrow – experience innovations”

The 8th VET Congress staged by BIBB on 7 and 8 June takes place in Berlin under the motto "Learning for the future. VET of tomorrow – experience innovations". Online Registration is available with immediate effect, the early bird price offer ends on 21 April.

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09/2018 | 27.02.2018

New VET regulations in the occupation of ceramics testing technologist

Wash basins, dental implants, and catalyst parts: Procedures such as laser analysis or thermal shock tests are used for testing ceramic products. The new training regulation for the occupation of "ceramics testing technologist" enters into force on 1 August and will replace the "materials tester".

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07/2018 | 15.02.2018

BIBB President Esser: “Continuing training – essential for the future world of work!”

The world of work of the future will require greater importance to be attached to continuing training. "Continuing training has long ceased being an option. It is now a must“, BIBB President Esser was writing in the latest issue of BIBB’s specialist journal BWP.

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05/2018 | 25.01.2018

VET “live” – ask questions, join the debate, get involved: BIBB at „didacta“ trade fair

Comprehensive information on current issues relating to VET will be presented by BIBB at the “didacta” trade fair, held in Hanover from 20 to 24 February 2018. Visit us in Hall 13, Stand F112. We look Forward to an exchange of views with you.

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04/2018 | 18.01.2018

BIBB supports the unrestricted availability of academic research literature

The BIBB will be rigorously adhering to the “Open Access Model”. This means that, from 2018 onwards, all BIBB publications will be made available on the institute’s website for download free of charge in citation-friendly PDF format (“gold open access”).

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02/2018 | 09.01.2018

New cross-branch training occupation: Management assistant in e-commerce

This is the first new commercial training occupation to be launched for ten years. The central content of the training for the booming online trade is the use and operation of websites and distribution channels. The new training occupation will be introduced on 1 August.

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01/2018 | 04.01.2018

Training allowances 2017: Slower rise

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.

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