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01/2018

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

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Online trade is booming. In the wake of this development, a new dual training occupation of "management assistant in e-commerce" will be introduced on 1 August 2018. This is the first new commercial training occupation to be launched for ten years and has been specially tailored to the needs of this specific growth market. Management assistants in e-commerce will work for companies which sell goods or services online.

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Slower rise - Development of training allowances in 2017

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In 2017, training allowances based on collective wage agreements rose across Germany by an average of 2.6%. Average trainee remuneration was €876 gross per month, a rise significantly weaker than in previous years. These results were compiled by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in their evaluation of training allowances based on collective agreements for 2017. Average remunerations were calculated for 181 occupations in West Germany and 152 occupations in East Germany Based on this, average values for the whole of Germany were also calculated. The occupations included accounted for 89% of all training contracts.

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A new concept for advanced training in the construction sector

Marlies Dorsch-Schweizer

The advanced training occupation of "certified constructor" from 1994 has become obsolete in terms of its contents and is accorded little significance in company practice today. A preliminary investigation carried out by BIBB in the field of activity of construction has produced a recommendation that the relevant advanced training regulations should be updated. However, there is also a view that such a process should be allied with additional conceptual considerations aimed at increasing the attractiveness of this particular advanced training occupation. An initial concept has been drawn up for this purpose, the basic principles of which are outlined in the article.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

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Dual VET: facts and figures Top of the page
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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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Continuing education Top of the page

Editorial: Continuing education is indispensable for the world of work of tomorrow!

Friedrich Hubert Esser, Professor Dr., President of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)

Learning during the work process remains a part of the development of employees, even after they have completed training. This concept represents a core element of a skilled workforce's effectiveness and ability to adapt and thus guarantees that companies are able to be competitive. It is not, however, an adequate approach with regard to meeting future workplace or labour market specific requirements. Competences initially acquired are not normally sufficient to last for the whole of a working life.
Editorial in the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

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Strategies for the training of educationally disadvantaged persons from a provider point of view

Stefan Koscheck, David Samray

Educational inequalities continue within the area of lifelong learning. In order to use continuing education as a vehicle for increasing the employment opportunities of persons who have become distanced from education and to tap into the areas of potential they offer, the focus needs to be on overcoming various obstacles. The 2015 Continuing Training Monitor (wbmonitor) collected assessments from continuing education and training providers as to how participation of persons who have become distanced from education may be raised. The present article uses these evaluations as a basis for providing impetuses for strategies which promise to deliver success in this regard.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

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BIBB International Top of the page

GOVET in French and Spanish

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Materials, films and presentations on vocational training can be found on the French and Spanish landing pages of the German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (GOVET).

Dual vocational education and training pays off

Why should companies invest in apprenticeships? How much does it cost to train? How do companies profit from their trainees? You can find answers in the GOVET presentation on costs and benefits aspects in Dual VET. The presentation explains the financing in the German Dual system: How do employers calculate? Who bears the costs for the training at the places of learning - the vocational schools and the companies?

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Coaching session for VietnamTVET Report 2016

The importance of the Vietnam TVET Report as a policy advisory instrument was emphasized at a meeting with the National Institute for Vocational Education and Training (NIVET), experts from BIBB and GIZ "Programme Reform of TVET in Vietnam" during a week-long mission and coaching session in January.

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Editorial Team:
Charlotte Schölgens (editor-in-chief)


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