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03/2018

VET as pacemaker of the future
Occupations
Trainers in VET
Company-based continuing training in Europe: Germany ranked in the upper mid-range
Press releases
BIBB international
VET as pacesetter for the future Top of the page
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"VET must become the pacesetter for the working world of the future! This is because no other training and qualification pathway is better suited to preparing people for the company requirements of tomorrow." This is what Prof. Dr. Friedrich Hubert Esser, President of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), drew as a conclusion from the Institute´s 2018 Congress in Berlin. The Congress took place on 7th and 8t June under the banner of "Learning for the future. VET of tomorrow - experience innovations". About 900 national and international VET experts attended the event.

The many distinguished speakers included Prof. Dr. Geoff Hayward, Head of Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. In his keynote, Prof. Hayward discussed the challenges of assembling a functioning VET system for nations with neo-liberal market economies. You can watch the recording of the live stream here:https://kongress2018.bibb.de/en/congress/online-documentation/videos/

In addition to the recording, the online documentation of the 2018 BIBB Congress contains presentations and speeches that are available in English.

Read more Online documentation of the 2018 BIBB Congress

Occupations Top of the page

Management assistants for e-commerce - a new training occupation from 1 August 2018

Manfred Zimmermann, Gunther Spillner

With the boom in the online trading of goods and services, the significance and scope of e-commerce is growing across all industries. New areas of activity and new organisational and business models are emerging. To meet the growing need for skilled workers in e-commerce a new commercial occupation has been created. The article highlights the background to the revision of the training regulations and describes the occupational profile.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

Read more Management assistants for e-commerce - a new training occupation from 1 August 2018

Metal working and electrical occupations structured in a future-proof way (19/06/2018)
Industrial metal working and electrical occupations are a focal point for the ongoing digitalisation of the world of work. Eleven restructured training regulations and various optional additional qualifications enter into force on 1 August 2018.
Containers for jam, cosmetics and beer (29/05/2018)
Different vessels, equipment and pipework are required for products made in the chemical, food and cosmetics industries, as well as in shipbuilding. The new training regulation for vessel and equipment constructors enters into force on 1 August 2018.
Insight into glass finishing (17/05/2018)
Flat glass technologists process and finish industrial flat glass for windows, display windows and cabinets, safety glass for banks and glass panels for solar energy systems. The updated training regulation takes into account digitalisation and modern control of production.
Shaping stone by hand and machine (16/05/2018)
Computer-controlled machines and modern methods in addition to manual processing of natural stones: The updated training for stonemason and sculptor combines tradition with modernity.

Trainers in VET Top of the page

The quality of training depends on the competence of training staff.. How has the day-to-day of training changed in the era of inclusion and Industry 4.0? What new challenges are emerging and with which self-concepts are trainers and teachings approaching their work? And are they prepared to face these technological and pedagogical challenges? The contributions in this issue of the BWPattempt to provide answers to these questions.

Training personnel undergoing structural change - a driving force or barrier?

Friedrich Hubert Esser, Prof. Dr., President of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training

In these times of digitalisation, training is undergoing profound change. Above all else, it is training personnel who are determining the quality and speed of this change. New media is supporting the work of trainers more effectively than ever before, and across its entire breadth and depth - from the organisation of training via the design of teaching and learning processes through to the completion of training. This begins with contacting those interested in training via social networks and extends from the organisation of learning in different locations and at different times through to new forms of individual learning, guidance and support.
Editorial in the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

Read more Training personnel undergoing structural change - a driving force or barrier?

Digital transformation and support requirements from the perspective of company-based training personnel

Stephan Dietrich

The aim of JOBSTARTER plus projects concerning "Initial and continuing VET in economy 4.0" is to support small and medium-sized enterprises in adapting their training and continuing education to the challenges of advancing digitalisation. At the start of their work, the projects asked companies about the specific support requirements. This article puts together the assessments resulting from this. They provide an insight into the perspectives of training personnel, and the support required.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

Read more Digital transformation and support requirements from the perspective of company-based training personnel

Company-based continuing training in Europe: Germany ranked in the upper mid-range Top of the page

Marion Thiele, Gudrun Schönfeld

The participation of adults in lifelong learning is right at the top of the European Union's political agenda and is embedded for example in the joint working programme "Education and Training" (ET 2020). As the largest continuing education sector company-based continuing training plays a key role in achieving the ET 2020 objectives. Based on data from the Adult Education Survey (AES) 2016, the article provides information on participation rates of gainfully employed people in company-based continuing training in Europe.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

Read more Company-based continuing training in Europe: Germany ranked in the upper mid-range

Press releases Top of the page
Around €18 billion from their own pocket (12/06/2018)
A new BIBB analysis provides a comprehensive overview of the cost and benefits of continuing vocational training for participants. They contribute significantly to financing their continuing vocational training.
There is no way around vocational education and training (07/06/2018)
Internal training remains the ideal way for many companies to secure their requirements for skilled workers over the long term. These are the findings of a BIBB company survey, which were presented at the opening of the BIBB Congress in Berlin.

BIBB international Top of the page

Interesting impulses for the reform of TVET in Vietnam in light of Industry 4.0 for BIBB partner institute NIVET

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A study visit to Germany provided an opportunity for the delegation from Vietnam to network and discuss TVET related issues with numerous international experts during the 2018 BIBB Congress.

Read more Interesting impulses for the reform of TVET in Vietnam in light of Industry 4.0 for BIBB partner institute NIVET

Participants of UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme visit BIBB pilot project

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Participants of UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme with colleagues from "Berufskolleg an der Lindenstraße".

In light of the ongoing international debates on "Greening TVET" and "Sustainability of TVET" participants of the UNEVOC Leadership Programme visited the BIBB pilot project "FOENAKO" to learn about the application of sustainability integration in TVET training in Germany.

Read more Participants of UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme visit BIBB pilot project

One the trail of dual vocational education and training - Latin America in Berlin

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Delegation from Paraguay and BIBB colleagues visit paraguayan ambassador Ojeda.

Over two days, the BIBB led their cooperation partners from Paraguay and Colombia on a tour through Berlin to various stakeholders involved in dual vocational education and training. This study visit enabled the BIBB to support both countries in the introduction of country-specific dual training.

Read more One the trail of dual vocational education and training - Latin America in Berlin

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53175 Bonn - Germany

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


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