BIBB Board passes proposals for the vocational training of disadvantaged young people
50/2007 | Bonn, 20.12.2007
Despite the falling unemployment rate and a recovery on the training places market which has seen the conclusion of 625,914 new training contracts in 2007 (2005: 550,180), the prospects for disadvantaged young people seeking to make a direct transition from school to vocational training remain inadequate. The term "disadvantaged" is used to describe young people such as those displaying a lack of vocational aptitude, those with learning difficulties, young people not yet in possession of apprenticeship entry maturity, the unskilled and semi-skilled, those suffering from social disadvantage or young people from a migrant background. In order to bring about a sustainable improvement in the way in which such young people are integrated into the training and employment system, the Board of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) has unanimously passed "Proposals for the vocational training of disadvantaged young people" and issued a recommendation.
The BIBB Board is calling for the predominantly extra-company basis of the funding measures instituted thus far to be abandoned in favour of according a greater focus to the company as a learning venue. The specialist and organisational support necessary should be secured by means of coordinated cooperation between all educational providers and the companies.
The BIBB Board is calling upon those responsible for educational policy at Federal Government and federal state level to establish a national initiative under the title of "School-leaving and vocational qualifications for all". The view of the Board is that the scope of such an initiative should extend to include everything from vocational orientation in general schools to provision for young adults to be afforded a second chance to acquire a vocational training qualification.
The BIBB Board has the statutory duty to advise the Federal Government in all fundamental issues relating to vocational education and training. It has equal representation from the employers, employees, the federal states and the Federal Government.
The full text of the BIBB Board proposals for the vocational training of disadvantaged young people:
The full text of the BIBB Board proposals for the vocational training of disadvantaged young people