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02/2019

Routes into occupations
Press releases: Occupations
Data
Labour market integration of foreign skilled workers in Canada and Germany
BIBB International
Events
Routes into occupations Top of the page

The labour market in Germany is organised on the basis of the principle of the regulated occupation, and great significance is still accorded to vocational qualifications. But how successful are young people in entering working life after completing initial training? And -including in comparison to an academic qualification - what prospects do initial and advanced vocational education and training offer for future working life? The issue of BWP presents research results, company concepts and information on education and training provision.

Editorial: Vocational education and training - a stepping stone to successful career pathways

Hubert Ertl, Prof. Dr., Director of Research and Vice President of BIBB

This issue of BWP looks at transitions at the so-called "second threshold", i.e. from initial training to working life. It thus ties in with issue 1/2019, which focused on "first threshold" transitions from school to training. This threshold concept is certainly a valid object of debate in itself. VET research into the consequences of digitalisation has shown that change processes are gaining in momentum and that new requirements are constantly bringing about realignments in people's working lives. The articles included here also take account of this development.
Editorial in the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

Entry to the labour market after completion of qualification. How does integration into working life succeed?

Ralf Dorau, Robert Herter-Eschweiler

Germany has a low level of youth unemployment in international comparative terms. Practice-related (dual) training is often cited as a reason for this. But how do young people succeed in making the transition to the labour market and thus achieve integration into working life? This article uses data from the microcensus to analyse occupational integration approximately two years after successful completion of a vocational or higher education qualification.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP.

Read more Entry to the labour market after completion of qualification. How does integration into working life succeed?

What role does personality play? First results on occupational differences and wages from a recent BIBB survey

Daniela Rohrbach-Schmidt, Christian Ebner

The study of personality traits has received increasing attention in education and labour market research in recent years. Numerous studies show that personality exerts an independent influence on educational and labour market success. Against this background, a BIBB research project surveyed around 8,000 core employees from the BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey 2018 on their personality traits. Which personality structures and preferences exist in the current working population in Germany? Are there any differences in these structures between occupational groups? What significance do these characteristics have for labour market success?
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

Read more What role does personality play? First results on occupational differences and wages from a recent BIBB survey

Dual higher education study or advanced training - what increases the chances of career advancement?

Tobias Maier, Stefanie Steeg

Although the number of graduates with a bachelor's degree has risen over recent years, little information is available as to which position such persons assume within a firm and especially with regard to whether they vie for company advancement with those in possession of the formally equivalent qualifications of master craftsman, technician or certified senior clerk. This article presents the results of a company survey, which uses a choice experiment to identify possible competition for appointment to project management positions between persons who have completed advanced training and bachelor's programmes graduates (dual course of study).
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

Read more Dual higher education study or advanced training - what increases the chances of career advancement?

Training occupation and current occupation - on professional and qualification matches

Anja Hall, Ana Santiago Vela

The current occupation does not always match the training occupation. Education-job match relates to the professional field or to the qualification level of the tasks carried out in the current occupation. If an occupational change has taken place, i.e. if training and current occupation are not the same, occupation-specific knowledge and skills may be lost, and the risk for overqualification may thereby be higher. Focusing on the relationship between training and current occupation, this article investigates whether, and to which extent, vocational education and training can enable women and men to do a job adequately matched to their qualification level. This also applies after an occupational change has taken place. The analysis bases on data from the BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey 2018.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

Press releases: Occupations Top of the page
Why occupations are not chosen (25/03/2019)
Even if an occupation reflects the activities in which they are interested, many young people will still tend to drop it during the career choice process if insufficient social recognition appears to be on offer. This is the main outcome to emerge from a study conducted by the BIBB.
Successful start for management assistants in e-commerce (13/03/2019)
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.
Making sound art with stops and pipes (06/03/2019)
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.

Data Top of the page

BIBB Data Report to accompany the 2019 Report on Vocational Education and Training is published

Demand for training places by young people and young adults and the number of training places offered by companies both rose once again in 2018. Nevertheless, recruitment problems on the training market exacerbated further. These are the main outcomes of the 2019 BIBB Data Report.

Read more BIBB Data Report 2019

Read more The Federal Government's 2019 Report on Vocational Education and Training

Labour market integration of foreign skilled workers in Canada and Germany Top of the page

Silvia Annen

This article investigates the issue of the extent to which migrants in Canada and Germany are able to use the qualifications and professional experiences they have acquired abroad on the domestic labour market. The information presented is based on case studies in the healthcare sector conducted in both countries. A related question is how the recognition process and the significance of occupational experience differ in the two countries and how these two aspects are determined. The results provide indications as to whether and in which ways the integration of foreign skilled workers in Germany and Canada can be improved.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

Read more Labour market integration of foreign skilled workers in Canada and Germany

BIBB international Top of the page

Germany and France pool expertise - Agreement on joint research projects

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© BIBB / Dr. Florence Lefresne, Director of CÉREQ; BIBB's Director of Research Professor Hubert Ertl

BIBB and its French partner institute CÉREQ have concluded a new cooperation agreement. They will pool their expertise via such vehicles as joint comparative and cross-border research projects.

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Expertise from BIBB for a new Costa Rican Vocational Training Act

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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.

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Events Top of the page

Cooperation between social partners and the state

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..l. I. Le Mouillour (BIBB), D. Bachmann (EU-Kommission), C. Onestini (ETF), P. Thiele (BMBF), H. Ertl (BIBB)

At an international conference staged by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training in Siegburg in April 2019, educational experts from the fields of politics and research highlighted the significance of cooperation between social partners and the state in vocational education and training.

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8th Arab-German Education and Vocational Training Forum: Demand meets supply

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© BIBB/iMOVE/Ghorfa

Demand and supply was the key theme of the 8th Arab-German Education and Vocational Training Forum in March 2019. iMOVE and Ghorfa welcomed around 140 guests from Arab countries and from Germany to the event in Berlin. Read the well-illustrated report.

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How is the world of work reacting to technological change? TASKS V- Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

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Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work" was the title of an international conference staged by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), and the Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). The event examined possible implications of digitalisation of the world of work.

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


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