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  • Global perspective on work-based learning

    Results of BIBB-UNEVOC project published

    Cooperation with UNESCO-UNEVOC

    Cooperation with UNESCO-UNEVOC

    With contributions from international experts on vocational education and training, the volume opens up a global perspective on the topic of work-based learning in the context of competence-based education.

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  • From initial training to working life

    Mastering transitions at the second threshold

    BWP 2/2019 published

    BWP 2/2019 published

    How successful are young people in entering working life after completing initial training, and what prospects are vocational skills able to offer?

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  • Digitalisation changes the world of work

    Scientific exchange on the future of work

    Fifth TASKS Conference

    Fifth TASKS Conference

    “Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work” was the title of an international conference staged by IAB, ZEW, and BIBB. The event examined possible implications of digitalisation of the world of work.

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  • German-Iranian VET cooperation

    BIBB supports Iran with VET reforms

    Memorandum of Understanding signed

    Memorandum of Understanding signed

    BIBB will advise Iran on planned VET reforms. The relevant ministries signed a MoU on future German-Iranian vocational education and training cooperation at a workshop in Teheran which BIBB helped to organise.

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The German VET System

In this section you find information on the German VET system – on its success factors, its structure and components as well as on challenges and future topics for the further development of the system.

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News

BIBB publishes its 2018 ranking list for training occupations

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

BIBB publishes its 2018 ranking list for training occupations

Impressive start: Around 1,300 training contracts have been concluded in 2018 in the new training occupation of “management assistant in e-commerce”. With just over 15,000 new contracts the occupation of information technology specialist made it position 7 in the Top 10.

Expertise from BIBB for a new Costa Rican Vocational Training Act

Friday, March 8, 2019

Expertise from BIBB for a new Costa Rican Vocational Training Act

A twelve-strong ministerial delegation from Costa Rica visited the BIBB. Detailed specialist discussions, in which BIBB President Esser took part, supported the debate surrounding a new Vocational Training Act for the Central American country.

New training regulations for organ makers

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

New training regulations for organ makers

Each organ is an individual piece. The building of organs is a craft with a long tradition. But also here, above all technical and electronic innovations took place. The new training regulation with the specialisms of organ building and pipe making enters into force on 1 August 2019.

Perfect Indian-German cooperation via training measure
© Christiani - Technical Institute for Vocational Training

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Perfect Indian-German cooperation via training measure

The German training provider Dr.-Ing. Paul Christiani operates a joint venture with the Indian company Sharpline since 2008. In both markets, networking and cooperation are constantly being strengthened and expanded.

Occupational advancement with VET—men at a clear advantage

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Occupational advancement with VET—men at a clear advantage

Around eleven percent of skilled workers in Germany who have completed dual VET carry out higher level tasks for which a higher qualification is typically required. Men have a clear advantage over women, as the new issue of BIBB REPORT shows.

New BIBB specialist information service

Thursday, February 14, 2019

New BIBB specialist information service

The BIBB is robustly pursuing its Open Access Policy by continuing to expand academic research services in the field of vocational education and training and VET research. BIBB has made a “VET Repository” available online with immediate effect.

Events

07.11.2019 | Stadtmuseum Siegburg

2nd BIBB Conference on the Economics of Vocational Education and Training: Markets - Institutions – Systems

The BIBB hosts its second conference on the economics of vocational education and training (VET) on November 7th and 8th 2019 in Siegburg. The conference will bring together researchers from all related fields to discuss the most recent empirical and theoretical results on this subject.