BWP 2/2018

Partners and strategies of cooperation

Coverbild: BWP 2/2018

The vocational education and training landscape is undergoing change in the wake of demographic and technological developments. Discernible signs of this shift include fewer trainees whose prior learning is, however, increasingly heterogeneous in nature, more demanding training contents, and matching problems on the training market that are beginning to perpetuate themselves. What are the impacts of all this on collaboration between the cooperation partners involved in vocational education and training? Where are new ways of working together coming into being, and how are existing cooperation arrangements being developed further in order to ensure high-quality training? The articles included in the present issue highlight the reasons behind various types of cooperation and reveal areas of potential for learners and learning venues.


Vocational education and training in figures

Christian Gerhards

Almost all companies believe that more support is required for the training of refugees

Special Focus

Nicolette Seiterle

Strengthening the integration of foreign young people into vocational education and training

Making use of the areas of potential offered by consortia of companies providing training

Uwe Faßhauer

Challenges for regionally coordinated vocational school development

Christiane Kaune; Klaus Wollenweber

Improving training opportunities via cooperation between general and vocational schools in Hameln

Andreas Blöß

Further development of cooperation arrangements in the light of digitalisation

Academy of Audiology at the centre of a national network

Manfred Hoppe; Kersten Siepmann

Wilo-Brain – a federal network for training in craft trade occupations in sanitary, heating and air conditioning systems

Maren Gag

Reinforcing cooperation and networking

Experiences from the context of occupational integration of refugees

Anne Görgen-Engels; Yvonne Salewski

Cooperation means building bridges

Tasks taken on by the offices of the Coordinating Agency for Training and Migration (KAUSA) in the development of a regional action plan

Robert F. Schmidt; Dirk Jacob; Ulrich Thalhofer

Systems Engineering – a dual course of higher education study undertaken on a part-time basis with digital support

Rebecca Haag; Harald Schoelen

A triple approach

A three-way study programme for the acquisition of young trainees in the craft trades sector

Marthe Geiben; Eszter Csépe-Bannert

Introduction of dual training in Slovakia

Initial steps towards closer cooperation between schools and companies

Other Themes

Regina Dionisius; Amelie Illiger

Foreign young people continue to suffer disadvantage in the training system

Agnes Bauer; Christian Sichau; Katrin Hille

Vocational orientation at Science Centres

Potential offered by the RIASEC Model for the employment-oriented identification of occupationally-related skills


Barbara Lorig

Changes to examination regulations as a result of the interaction between company impetuses and (sub)statutory stipulations

Hans Kaiser; Maren Keup-Gottschalck; Gerd Labusch

System error – consequences of automated examination evaluation