The main focus of the first Board Meeting of 2021 was on consultations regarding digital vocational orientation, in which the Federal Employment Agency (BA) and the Schools Committee of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) likewise took part. Another item on the agenda was the annual debate on the current training place situation in light of the Federal Government’s Report on Vocational Education and Training. Another point of consultation was the situation faced by refugees with regard to participation in support measures relating to career choice and training. The impacts of the pandemic were accorded particular attention during discussions on these and other topics. The meeting took place digitally and was chaired by Elke Hannack, employee representative.