Cooperation with partner institution in Singapore
The Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) and the BIBB have been successfully working together since 2009 on the basis of a memorandum of understanding. The key areas of co-operation are advanced training and the qualification of vocational training personnel.
The Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) in Singapore was established in 2008 by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). The IAL supports the implementation of the government's master plan for the nurturing of excellence and professionalism in advanced training.
The IAL and the BIBB signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in May 2009. It provides for close co-operation regarding research and development in the field of vocational education and training. The joint objective is to promote vocational education and training research by way of mutual support, co-operation projects and the exchange of information. Both partners have committed to:
- the mutual exchange of visiting scientists and researchers;
- the participation of experts from the BIBB in the IAL's visitors programme in the capacity of guest speakers;
- the execution of joint research programmes;
- the exchange of information, documentation and standards as well as the joint implementation of measures, in particular for the qualification of vocational training personnel.
The BIBB took part in the two-day symposium "Adult Learning Symposium 2010 – Skills, Productivity and Professionalism" in Singapore in October 2010 upon invitation by the IAL and the WDA. During the symposium, the BIBB hosted two workshops on the topics of "Quality Assurance in Initial Vocational Education and Training (IVET) and Continuing Vocational Education and Training (CVET) in Germany" and "BIBB Advisory Services for the Modernisation of VET Systems".