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Initial Vocational training

The German style of two-track vocational training (with an occupational and a college component) has a good reputation internationally and is treated as a reference model for vocational training at a sub-university level. Two-track vocational training continues to allow the majority of young people to gain vocational qualifications. The majority of those completing vocational training with a firm move on into employment. At the same time, the two-track system is under pressure for economic, demographic and structural reasons. On the one hand, many young people do not successfully make the transition from school into vocational training.  On the other hand, two-track training faces competition from new university courses. Many companies thus no longer see occupational training as a key instrument in their human resources acquisition strategy.

f-bb is investigating the factors determining supply and demand in the field of occupational training and analysing the changes in the organisation of firms and work. On the basis of analysis of what is required, suggestions are developed for how to shape career paths and structures which correspond to the varied requirements of firms and increase young people’s chances of entering and remaining with a firm. In order to give occupational training a sound and lasting basis within companies, f-bb develops ways of increasing the will and ability of people to undergo training and advises companies on issues of training management.

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IMPLEC - Bavarian business implementing the European Credit Systems for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET)
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europass+ - An online support tool for the Europass CV
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EQJ Support - Support structures in educational providers for entry-level qualifications
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Professionalisation assistance for people with disabilities
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EQJ - Job training and educational planning
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Multidisciplinary qualifications for trainees - Promoting job trainees’ acquisition of multidisciplinary qualifications. Development of support services for occupational training consortiums
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The new face of low-skill jobs - Low skilled work in change
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zam - Implementation of a two year training program for machine and installation operators in Bavaria
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NOBAN - Northeast Bavarian job training network for the Hof Weiden region
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Piloting of external job training management model - Elaboration of products and methods relating to expert external job training program management for flexible careers
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Bavarian occupational training management centre (zab)
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Professional Articles
Baderschneider, A.; Döring, O.: Das Anerkennungsgesetz des Bundes - Ein Baustein zur Fachkräftesicherung!?. In: Hessischer Volksschulverband e.V. (Hrsg.): Hessische Blätter für Volksbildung, 1/2013. W. Bertelsmann Verlag Bielefeld 2013, Pages 51-59
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Severing, E.: Durchlässigkeit im (Berufs-)Bildungssystem. In: Bertelsmann Stiftung (Hrsg.): Berufsausbildung 2015 - Eine Entwicklungsperspektive für das duale System. Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung Gütersloh 2009, Pages 103-128

Weber, H.: Bachelor und Master – Neue Konkurrenz für das Duale System?. In: Dietrich, H.; Severing, E. (Hrsg.): Zukunft der dualen Berufsausbildung - Wettbewerb der Bildungsgänge, Schriften zur Berufsbildungsforschung der AG BFN. Bielefeld 2007, Pages 97-130

Euler, D.; Severing, E.: Zusammendenken, was zusammengehört – Ausbildungsbausteine als Grundlage der Weiterbildung der Berufsbildung. In: Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (Hrsg.): BWP - Berufsbildung in Wissenschaft und Praxis, 1/2007. 2007, Pages 33-37

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