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04/2018

International mobility
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International mobility Top of the page

Editorial: "Tailored further development of mobility concepts"

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

Calls for greater mobility within the European area are precisely the right approach during a time when compromises are proving difficult to achieve at a European level in many policy areas. The articles included in this issue trace policy debate, investigate the impact of periods of learning spent abroad, and arrive at conclusions regarding the current state of affairs. In light of the goal set by the German Parliament of reaching a mobility rate of ten per cent of trainees by 2020, the focus also needs to be on developing opportunities which will enable even more young people to go abroad as part of their training.
Editorial in the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

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Going abroad with Erasmus+ - which occupations are the most mobile?

Ulrike Schröder

Every year, thousands of young people take advantage of the opportunity to spend part of their vocational education and training abroad. But which occupations are well represented and which less so? Data is now available for two cohorts of the Erasmus+ EU programme. The following analysis concentrates on the area of dual training for the 2015 funding cohort. The training occupations with the highest mobility rates in Erasmus+ form the starting point.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

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Stays abroad in vocational education and training

Berthold Hübers, Jan Kröll

International requirements in the world of work are increasing in the wake of globalisation. Periods of time spent abroad are considered to offer a high degree of potential in terms of imparting the necessary competencies in this regard. In light of this, the German Bundestag has set out the objective that, by 2020, at least ten percent of all persons completing dual VET should have spent part of such training abroad. What is the current state of affairs, who finances mobility, and how is the benefit of such periods spent abroad evaluated? And what are the reasons stated by trainees, companies and schools not taking part in foreign stays? These questions are investigated on the basis of a representative survey, and conclusions are also drawn with regard to the endeavours being undertaken to increase the number and extent of stays abroad.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

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Internationalisation of vocational education and training in Finland

Mika Saarinen

VET is rather attractive in Finland, with 45 per cent of the age group choosing this form of secondary education. Equally, international mobility of students, apprentices and staff in VET is very popular and has over the past ten years increased with ca. 50 per cent. This article gives an overview of the internationalisation of VET in Finland. It analyses some of the strategic steps that led to this development, and outlines some challenges and opportunities.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

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Occupations Top of the page

Advanced training at the highest level - certified business economist

Gunther Spillner, Hannelore Mottweiler

The qualification of certified business economist pursuant to the Berufsbildungsgesetz (BBiG) [Vocational Training Act] is one of the flagship certifications in the area of advanced commercial training. It is one of only a very small number of vocational qualifications which are aligned to level 7 of the German Qualifications Framework (DQR) and thus enjoy equivalence with university-based master's degrees. The qualification has been updated with the aim of addressing the current needs of companies and of those completing the certification and thus also with a view to enhancing the attractiveness of this advanced training option. This article highlights the objectives of the revision, the content adjustments which have been made and the particular characteristics associated with alignment to DQR level 7.

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Esser: "Small businesses face particular challenges" (31/07/2018)
The BIBB has used a data-based simulation to investigate the issue of which businesses would be affected by a minimum training remuneration and how high the anticipated cost increase might be for companies. Result: Small businesses face particular challenges.
New training year begins with 25 updated occupations (26/07/2018)
The new training year officially gets underway on 1 August. It will also feature no fewer than 25 re-regulated occupations, including the entirely new option of "management assistant in e-commerce". BIBB President Esser: "Pace of adaptation is increasing because of digitalisation".
Feet deserve the best - made-to-measure shoes (24/07/2018)
The production of made-to-measure footwear is the crowning discipline of the shoemaking trade. With its fresh designation "custom shoemaker", the individual and hand-made manufacturing process is emphasised. The new regulation enters into force on 1 August.
The cutting edge for households, hotels and restaurants and industry (19/07/2018)
Knives, scissors, drills, milling tools and saw blades: Sharpness and precision are simply a necessity for tools in order to fulfil their intended purpose. Starting on 1 August, the manufacture of such articles will be governed by the new training programme in the occupation of precision tool mechanic.
A hot job - process technologist in the metal industry (16/07/2018)
The production and reforming of steel, copper, aluminium, lead and gold have always been procedures involving plenty of heat. The new training regulation takes account of technological developments and enters into force on 1 August 2018.
Objects which sparkle like stars - training for precious stone engravers is updated (27/06/2018)
The task of precious stone engravers is to bring out the true beauty of the stones and render them useful. The new ordinance will offer the four specialisms of "industrial diamond cutting", "jewellery diamond cutting", "precious stone cutting" and "precious stone engraving".

Publications Top of the page

BIBB Report published on validation of non-formal and informal learning

Gutschow, Katrin; Jörgens, Julia

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The call for greater account to be taken on the labour market of non-formal and informal learning now enjoys a broad degree of consent in Germany. Validation procedures should capture individual competencies and be oriented towards qualification standards. These are the results of a BIBB survey.

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Sharing knowledge - Relaunch of ReferNet online portal

ReferNet Germany has a new, user-friendly website! It provides extensive information on many aspects of VET in Europe and the Member States. ReferNet has been the European network for VET since 2002. ReferNet is the European information network in the field of vocational education. The reports and analyses by the 30 ReferNet teams (EU, Norway and Iceland) provide information on various aspects of the national VET systems.

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Mobility in VET 2017 in Germany - Research study published

In Germany, 5.3 percent of all initial VET graduates in 2017 had some mobility experience during their training. This is one key result of a research study published by the National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme at the Federal Institute for VET (NA at the BIBB). The European Council defined a benchmark of 6% for VET mobility in Europe by 2020. The German Bundestag on its part set a national benchmark of 10% for VET mobility, also for 2020. The study presents the status quo of VET mobility in Germany in 2017.

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International Top of the page

BIBB Director of Research at the Thai-German TVET Forum

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Professor Hubert Ertl

At the Thai-German TVET Forum hosted in Bangkok in August 2018, Professor Hubert Ertl, Director of Research and Vice President of BIB explained to representatives from trade and industry and from the field of policy making why company-based training is a worthwhile investment for the firms which provide it.
Professor Hubert Ertl, presented the results of the latest cost-benefits survey conducted by the institute in a keynote address entitled "Analysing the cost argument - what the data on cost and benefits of work-based training in Germany can tell us".

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China: Training to support learning culture 4.0

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© Photo: Institute for Training and Careers e. V. (GBB), Professor Dr. Bernd Ott

At the Shunde Polytechnic College in China teaching staff are able to complete a modular master trainer qualification. As part of this, they acquire subject-specific knowledge and competencies in didactic methodology to prepare them for the new learning culture 4.0.

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


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