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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Vocational training and education has to keep up with the changed requirements the “world of work 4.0” imposes on its professionals. Professor Friedrich Hubert Esser, President of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, talks to Dr. Peter Littig about the changes that are already happening and the ones we can expect within the […]

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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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Blisteringly fast texting and impeccable selfie taking – almost all adolescents today have mastered certain smartphone skills. But having to create a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint or having to build staff planning schedules in Microsoft Excel makes many apprentices sweat. How can this be changed? This is the topic of our latest short documentary “Communication […]

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Dr. Peter Littig talks to Mike Metzger, Head of Development and Learning at dm-drogeriemarkt, about the dm’s dialogical company culture and its consequences for corporate learning. The discussion also covers the company’s anthropology and the question why dm’s apprentices are called “learnlings”. Link: dm-drogeriemarkt Mike Metzger has been working for dm since 2004. He has […]

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The DEKRA representation in Brussels invited to a highly interesting discussion with renowned political and economic representatives, titled “Digitization, skills, and the labor market – growing potentials, new requirements”, on Nov. 22, 2018. After a short introduction by DEKRA’s Executive Vice President Training, Dietmar Metzger, and hosted by Oliver Deiters, Head of Global External Affairs […]

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In this video from Germany’s Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training , Peter Littig explains the challenges digitization poses for occupational learning. Changing job profiles and requirements make it increasingly difficult to create curricula that succeed in preparing apprentices for the work life. Could new ways of learning – such as e-learning and cooperative […]

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