Press release

Vocational education and training “live” — gain information and take part

BIBB at the “didacta 2017” education fair in Stuttgart

02/2017 | Bonn, 17.01.2017

Comprehensive information on current topics relating to vocational education and training and on on-going research and development work will be presented by the Federal Institute for Vocational Educa-tion and Training (BIBB) at their stand at the “didacta” trade fair, which will be held in Stuttgart from 14 to 18 February 2017. The BIBB experts will be on hand to respond to any enquiries at Stand D42 in Hall 6. They will be offering a wide range of information on topics such as the internationalisation of vocational education and training, support for VET staff, securing a supply of skilled workers, and the vocational orientation programme of the Federal Government.

Available contact partners will include experts from the various programmes, initiatives and projects being pursued at BIBB:

  • The Vocational Orientation Programme (BOP) and the Vocational Orientation Programme for Refugees (BOF)
  • The JOBSTARTER plus funding programme
  • The Education Chains Initiative
  • German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (GOVET)
  • iMOVE – an initiative launched by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the internationalisation of German initial and continuing training services
  • National Agency “Education for Europe” at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (NA at BIBB)

Interviews, podium discussions and workshops with BIBB experts will also be on offer at a neighbouring forum entitled “Vocational Education and Training” (Hall 6, Stand D32), which will be hosted by the Didacta Educational Association in conjunction with the Educational Media Association.

On 15 February, BIBB will be joining forces with the training provider festo to organise an event on the topic of “Industry 4.0 – training in the dual system”. This will feature project reports produced by experts at the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs and at BIBB, as well as the opportunity to visit a commercial vocational school centre. The main focus will be on the implementation of technical training for Industry 4.0. Further information and registration details are available at www.festo-didactic.com/didacta (German only).

On the Saturday of the trade fair (18 February), visitors to the “Vocational Education and Training” forum will be given the chance to experience and complete the adventure course “try five! – Five senses for your future”. The focus here is on vocational orientation and on providing young people in particular with an opportunity to find out where their talents lie and to discover which occupations would be suitable for them.

For more information on the programme for the “Vocational Education and Training” forum, please visit www.messe-stuttgart.de/didacta/besucher/rahmenprogramm/berufliche-bildung-qualifizierung/foren/ (German only). 

The BIBB team is looking forward to meeting you in Stuttgart!
BIBB stand (Hall 6, Stand D42)
“Vocational Education and Training” forum (Hall 6, Stand D32)

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