The Wuppertaler Kreis e.V. – Federal Association for Training and Development is the association of leading suppliers of further training. More than 1.3 million professionals and business leaders have taken part in its training events in 2019. As in the previous years, the Wuppertaler Kreis has once more published its study “Trends in Further training” […]

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Do you still remember your first job application? I wrote mine in the eighties at the end of my time as a student on my old typewriter, which my father had left me. I spent a whole weekend typing on the gray-colored “Triumph Adler” for this. But it was worth it! Because a short time […]

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The April 2002 edition of Harvard Business Review has an article by Darrell K Rigby called “look before you lay off”. It has been helpfully reprinted in April 2020. It focuses on the August 2000 downturn, and looks at the data from those S & P 500 companies that laid off a total of 500,000 […]

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You may already know that our company DEKRA Media is located on Dahlener Straße 570 in Mönchengladbach. In the past, a big spinning mill stood at exactly this place – one of many textile factories throughout the municipal area. During the decades after the Second World War, gradual decline followed and over 90 percent of […]

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In September of last year, the first “Lernstatt” conference „HAUSBAU” took place as part of the project vierpunkteins, for which we have now produced a short documentary film. Goal of the project vierpunkteins is to build a transfer network that advances the digitisation in the field of construction. This is because an enormous backlog demand […]

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This year’s DEKRA labour market report focuses, among other things, on the job market for software developers. They stand almost symbolically for the rapid growth of the digitisation in ever more fields of work. In order to showcase the results of our examination of the labour market for software developers to the public and in […]

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Immediate dialogue with policy makers on the state of continuous vocational training in the age of digital transformation Why is there a need for courageous concepts of learning in the age of digital transformation, in order to ensure peoples’ employability in the future? It was this question that I was able to pursue as part […]

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In June – as punctual as in previous years – the new DEKRA labour market report was released, again showcasing some surprising results. In the past months, the global economic development has slowed down a bit. For many businesses, the great optimism of the previous years has vanished. In addition, the latest projections of economists […]

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Students who want to improve their professional prospects and gather new experiences can spend a term abroad. Apprentices, however, will only ever switch back and forth between vocational school and company. I can remember vividly that until the nineties this arrangement has been entirely normal. Emphasis being put on “has been”. Did you know that […]

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On the 23th of May 2019 and after three years of project duration the responsible ‘blink‘ team has now drawn their conclusion at the closing conference. The abbreviation ‘blink‘ stands in for ‘berufsbezogen lernen inklusiv‘ – German for ‘inclusive occupational learning‘. DEKRA Media, the mmb Institute and the IMBSE GmbH have conceptualised and executed the […]

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