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Research and programme piloting in the fields of occupational training, data collection and evaluation.

Occupational training makes a key contribution to the German economy and has long been a key economic sector in its own right. However, the inexorable march of globalization has reduced the financial resources available in this field as in so many others. Hence, both the public and private sectors now face the challenge of providing occupational training fit for the future.

The occupational training think tank Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (f-bb) supports the modernisation of systems of occupational training with practically-orientated research. Working closely with public and private sector clients, we develop occupational training strategies that are fit for the future, and also conduct research into the suitability of these measures for specific work settings. The range of services we offer includes:

  • basic research,
  • carrying out vocational training pilot projects,
  • producing case studies and collecting and evaluating empirical data, and
  • providing expert advice on programmes and pilot projects.

Innovation marketing is an integral part of our work. f-bb also holds conferences, produces related websites and publishes two series of publications addressing specific subjects, which are published under two in-house imprints.