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06/2018

New on the BIBB website: The German VET system
Dialogue between research, policy making and practice
Press releases
BIBB International
Publications
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
New on the BIBB website: The German VET system Top of the page

Presentation of the German vocational education and training system for international users

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International users of the BIBB website can now obtain much more comprehensive information on the German VET system in English. To achieve this, a completely new thematic area "The German VET system" has been added, providing an overview of the German VET system. In addition to a detailed description of the dual system, this section also includes information on vocational orientation, school-based initial training, dual study programmes, higher education study programmes and continuing education.

As an additional service to ensure that foreign users understand the German VET system, a "VET Glossary" was introduced. The glossary explains specific terms from the field of vocational education and training. The complete glossary can be accessed via the main navigation item "Our Service". The explanations can furthermore be linked to text passages throughout the website and accessed via a pop-up window.

The German VET system
VET Glossary

Dialogue between research, policy making and practice Top of the page

Stakeholders from academic research, policy making and practice all have an equal role to play in the shaping of vocational education and training. Yet how can dialogue produce sustainable concepts and solutions given the differing logical approaches and interests involved? And which fields of conflict need to be overcome or used as areas of potential?

Editorial: Dialogue-based structures - a prerequisite for research that is aligned to policy making and practice

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

In its Strategy 2025, BIBB has reconfirmed a commitment to the dictum that "communication between policy making, academic research and practice" should form an essential point of guidance for the multi-layered work conducted by the institute. This means that, in our role as a facilitator, we will offer a forum in which networking between these three areas can take place. The requirements and rationales of the various stakeholders will also continue to inform our own work. This becomes tangible in the BIBB committees, which provide a home for exactly this kind of networking between research, policy and practice.
Editorial in the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

Read more Editorial: Dialogue-based structures - a prerequisite for research that is aligned to policy making and practice

Dual vocational education and training topic radar - impetuses for specialist dialogue

Margit Ebbinghaus

Dual VET is a field in which responses to the challenges created by technological, economic and societal developments need to be identified on an ongoing basis. Dialogue between the areas of VET policy, research and practice forms an important foundation for this process. The aim of the dual VET topic radar is to support this dialogue by mapping the perspectives towards VET adopted by various stakeholders and making these accessible for the specialist debate. This article describes the development of this instrument, sets out sample results from the most recent survey wave and concludes by outlining prospects for the advancement of the topic radar.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

Read more Dual vocational education and training topic radar - impetuses for specialist dialogue

Tertiary education of the future - a comparison between Germany and Switzerland

Ute Hippach-Schneider

Both the German Wissenschaftsrat [Council of Science and Humanities] and the Swiss Science Council have formulated recommendations on the future shaping of the relationship between vocational and academic or tertiary education. Two very different educational policy concepts and strategies clearly emerge, and these are compared in this article.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

Read more Tertiary education of the future - a comparison between Germany and Switzerland

Dialogue between science, policy and practice for the implementation of a policy principle

Christian Melzig, Barbara Hemkes, Verónica Fernándaz-Caruncho

Experiences from pilot projects conducted in the key development area of "Vocational education and training for sustainable development 2015-2019"

How can an (educational) policy principle be integrated into company-based training via collaboration between science, practice and policy making? And how can interaction between the various stakeholders be shaped? On the basis of experiences gained from pilot projects conducted in the key development area of "Vocational education and training for sustainable development 2015-2019", constellations of stakeholders and cooperation are traced along the route from the idea of educational innovation all the way to transfer into VET practice.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

Read more Dialogue between science, policy and practice for the implementation of a policy principle

Press releases Top of the page
Population growth with low unemployment (20/11/2018)
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.
Third migrant generation sees an improved transition into training (15/11/2018)
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.

BIBB International Top of the page

Training in Spain with sound practical experience

The two-year vocational project "JoinVET", run in four Spanish cities, has demonstrated that elements of inter-company vocational education and training are able to contribute to increasing the readiness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to provide training.

Read more Training in Spain with sound practical experience

Stakeholders' roles in VET in times of digitalisation - a German-Swiss comparison

Digitalisation is affecting vocational education and training in a multitude of ways and at various levels. VET stakeholders each develop their own proposals and recommendations as to how to react to the challenges of digitalisation. These are determined by their respective roles and vested interests.
Within the scope of the German-Swiss comparison, the object of investigation is to discover whether different developments may be observed in these two dual-based VET systems in respect of the role and interaction of stakeholders as well as the impact on governance structures.

Read more German-Swiss comparison

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 in November 2018.

Read more European Training Foundation hosts conference in Italy

Cooperation agreement between GIZ, BIBB and NIVT prolonged

BIBB and GIZ(Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit) support the Vietnamese partner institution National Institute of Vocational Training (NIVT), to further improve the Vietnam Vocational Education and Training (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.

Read more Cooperation agreement between GIZ, BIBB and NIVT prolonged

Publications Top of the page

VET Data Report Germany 2016/2017- Relevant and current data on the VET system in English

The development of the German vocational education and training system and more specifically of the dual system relies on regular data collection. Statistical analysis and surveys are continuously informing policy decisions and supporting practices. Traditional aspects of apprenticeship in terms of indicators on apprentices, companies or occupations are provided. Each year BIBB colleagues select a key topic by relevance to VET stakeholders in Germany: The 2016/2017 report delivers in-depth data on access and participation of refugees to vocational education and training in Germany.

Read more VET Data Report Germany 2016/2017

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Top of the page
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We wish you all the best for 2019!

Your BIBB News Editor,
Charlotte Schölgens

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