Qualifications development research taking Germany’s energy transition as an example

Coverbild: BWP 2/2016
Issue/Year (Volume) 2/2016 (45)
Page(s) 54-59

Societal, economic and technological change frequently exert effects on the educational system and labour market. Alongside regulatory work, the observation and analysis of qualifications for activities and occupations has formed one of the core remits of BIBB since the institute came into being. The aim of qualifications development research is the systematic observation and analysis of occupational developments on the labour market from various perspectives and with different data access points in order to be able to recognise changes and adaptation processes at an early stage. This article takes activities in the area of renewable energy as an example to describe this field of research both in methodological terms and from the point of view of workers and companies and to present a number of results