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The system of early identification of skill needs in Germany National systems of early identification of skill needs in continental Europe Volker Scharlowsky.

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1 The system of early identification of skill needs in Germany National systems of early identification of skill needs in continental Europe Volker Scharlowsky Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB) "Systems, institutional frameworks and processes for early identification of skill needs" International conference, 25th-26th November 2004, Dublin, Ireland

2 SkillsNet Conference, DublinDGB Volker Scharlowsky2 Germanys Dual VET System primary school upper secondary school lower secondary school pre-vocational training year intermediate secondary school Dual System training in companies and vocational schools School vocational training (full-time) Job University for applied sciences Further education and training University Completed (vocational) qualification basic vocational training year specialized vocational school basic vocational training year Training occupations 2 year 3 year 3 1 / 2 year

3 SkillsNet Conference, DublinDGB Volker Scharlowsky3 Partners and users of FreQueNz Social Partners Politics Enterprises Employees, other interested persons Research, Science Education organisations, Educational economy Associations Employment administration FreQueNz compiles research findings and makes them available to different user groups. Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

4 SkillsNet Conference, DublinDGB Volker Scharlowsky4 German early identification activities BMBF- Early identification initiative - FreQueNz (early identification network) - Arbeitsmarktradar (future-oriented labour market monitoring) BiBB (German Federal Institute for Vocational Training) BLK (Bund-Länder Commission for Educational Planning and Research Promotion) Länder activities- labour market monitoring - studies on skill needs Selective investigations of other actors

5 SkillsNet Conference, DublinDGB Volker Scharlowsky5 Activities of trade unions Selected projects: - CIWES - Kompass - Agentur Q Collective agreements Works and staff council activities Continual monitoring by expert departments of trade unions Working groups in relation with the renewal of initial and further training regulations

6 SkillsNet Conference, DublinDGB Volker Scharlowsky6 LeA – Life and Work Qualification and Counselling in Dialogue Identify new qualifications in knowledge-intensive fields Develop a concept on qualification and counselling: Training Coach Transfer of results in the pilot project Training Coach Development of strategies for the acquisition of competences and qualifications Early identification of qualification needs in knowledge-intensive fields Test of the concept on qualification and counselling in the pilot project Training Coach: - as an autonomous qualification profile - as an adult education profile - as an additional qualification for works and staff councils Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

7 SkillsNet Conference, DublinDGB Volker Scharlowsky7 Benefits / weaknesses / needs for action Provision of current data / trends and developments are pointed out Problems and needs for action are identified Long-term forecasts: problem of reliability The decision of employers remain untouched / decisions are taken at other levels Missing transfer structure > introduction of occupational expert groups, bringing together all actors and experts of sector associations (promoters) Lack of coordination with other policies innovation policy labour market policy economic policy


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