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  • VET Data Report Germany 2016/2017

    Relevant and current data on the VET system in English

    Selected findings

    Selected findings

    The development of the German VET system and more specifically of the dual system relies on regular data collection. The Data Report of the BIBB is a selection of most relevant and current data on the German VET system.

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  • The German VET system at a glance

    Expansion of our services for international users

    Glossary facilitates understanding

    Glossary facilitates understanding

    BIBB’s English website has been complemented by a new section on the German vocational education and training (VET) system. In addition, important terms can now be looked up in a VET glossary.

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  • Impetuses for specialist dialogue

    Networking between research, policy and practice

    BWP 6/2018 published

    BWP 6/2018 published

    The articles in this issue use selected areas of activity and research to illustrate how dialogue between academic research, policy making and practice is shaped.

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  • Trainees abroad

    Analyses on mobility in dual training occupations

    New issue of BWP "International Mobility"

    New issue of BWP "International Mobility"

    In the latest issue of its specialist journal "BWP", 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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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

Digitalisation of VET in Germany and Switzerland
© CEDEFOP

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Digitalisation of VET in Germany and Switzerland

Within the scope of a BIBB research project the role of stakeholders in VET in times of digitalisation is analysed in Germany and Switzerland. Developments and their implications for the respective VET systems are compared.

Cooperation agreement between GIZ, BIBB and NIVT prolonged

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Cooperation agreement between GIZ, BIBB and NIVT prolonged

BIBB and GIZ support the Vietnamese partner institution NIVT, to further improve the Vietnam VET report. Against this background, the trilateral cooperation agreement has been prolonged during the BIBB mission to Vietnam in November and signed through NIVT and GIZ for the period 2018-2020.

ETF conference: Skills for the Future

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

ETF conference: Skills for the Future

More than 300 participants from the European Union and neighbouring countries accepted the invitation of the European Training Foundation (ETF) to discuss changes on the labour market from a skills perspective in Turin/Italy from 21 to 22 November 2018.

International workshop on data comparability

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

International workshop on data comparability

On 30 November 2018, BIBB experts met with representatives of VET institutions from Switzerland, Austria, Australia and Canada in a workshop on the comparability of data on in-company vocational education and training to discuss the further development of the existing indicators.

Vocational schools in Thailand are getting ready for dual training
© GTDEE

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Vocational schools in Thailand are getting ready for dual training

The German-Thai Dual Excellence Education initiative (GTDEE) implements the dual training programme in Thailand. Following experiences gained from the programme implementation, one focus for GTDEE is currently quality development in the partner vocational schools of the training companies.

Professor Ertl delivers inaugural lecture at Paderborn University

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Professor Ertl delivers inaugural lecture at Paderborn University

Following his appointment last year as Professor of Vocational Education and Research at Paderborn University, BIBB Research Director Prof. Ertl has now delivered an inaugural lecture entitled “Vocational education and training research in the age of digital transformation”.

The 2035 labour market: Population growth with low unemployment

Tuesday, November 20, 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.

BIBB study on young people with a migration background

Thursday, November 15, 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.

Events

07.02.2019 | Bonn

Tasks V: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

Technological advances in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence are increasingly making it possible for machines to perform tasks that previously could only be done by humans. This conference will bring together economists, sociologists and researchers from related fields to discuss frontier research on labor market effects of automation and digitization.