BWP 3/2022


Coverbild: BWP 3/2022

The vocational education and training system in Germany is characterised by a high degree of standardisation. This is linked with strong transparency and authoritativeness of occupational profiles and of vocational certificates within the education and employment system. These help to shape occupational biographies.Such merits are in a conflicting relationship with demands for greater flexibility in the system. The focus here is on matters relating to the permeability of educational pathways and on the adaptation of occupational profiles to shifts which are taking place in the economy and in society.This issue of BWP investigates the question as to the ways in which greater flexibility is useful or even necessary for an effective and modern VET system without, however, jettisoning fundamental principles (such as the principle of the regulated occupation). BWP shows solidarity with Ukraine and adapts its cover for this issue.


Special Focus

Katrin Kraus

Functionality of the vocational education and training system in terms of the productive conflicting relationship between flexibility and stability

Monika Hackel

Options for flexibilisation within the scope of the BBiG and its implementation

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Axel Kaufmann; Florian Winkler; Gert Zinke

Flexibilisation in the industrial metal working and electrical occupations

Impetuses for training and for new regulatory work in future

Matthias Becker; Georg Spöttl; Lars Windelband

Flexible core occupation structures for digitalised skilled work

Katrin Gutschow; Barbara Lorig

Codified additional qualifications – aims, models and dissemination

Anette Jacob; Heike Krämer

Elective qualifications – a flexibilisation model for media occupations in times of rising complexity and shorter innovation cycles

Ute Hippach-Schneider; Isabelle Le Mouillour

Micro-credentials: a European initiative for lifelong learning – new and yet familiar

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Anna Lanfermann; Patrick Winzer; Holger Cebulla

Lateral entry to the textile sector

Imparting of basic principles via a digital learning platform

Taiga Brahm; Hubert Ertl; Dietmar Frommberger

Further development of vocational education and training for the future

Improving the transitions between vocational and higher education

From research and practice

Stephan Kroll; Tobias Maier

Areas of skilled worker potential for the construction sector

Pia Wagner; David Samray; Nicolai Bör

Start-ups – ready to provide vocational education and training?

Seeking areas of potential for greater participation in training

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Anita Milolaza; Johanna Telieps

A new start for the hospitality industry

New occupational profiles as the sector emerges from the coronavirus crisis

Profile of an occupation – railway worker specialising in operational train driving and transport

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The Board of BIBB

Thomas Vollmer

Report on the Board Meetings held on 1 April 2022 and 29 June 2022