Education

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Study: The economics of apprenticeship training

Companies are key actors in apprenticeship training. This paper provides general conclusions on costs and benefits from the point of view of companies.

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Open-Data-Workshop: Which advantages do open data offer nonprofit organizations?

On September 5, the Smart Country project partnered with the city of Münster to organize a workshop on the topic of open data. Participants collaborated to identify the potential that local-level open data offer nonprofit organizations.

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Publication: Sample Data Catalogue: Which open data are Germany’s communities making accessible?

A number of cities and towns in the state of North Rhine–Westphalia are leading the way in Germany in the area of open data. They have been publishing their data for a number of years. Until now, however, no overview has been available of which information is released as open data by Germany’s communities. A sample data catalogue can shed light on this situation. A prototype for North Rhine–Westphalia is now available.

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Eupinions: Knowledge of Algorithms Limited among Europeans

Many citizens across the European Union lack a basic understanding of algorithms. As part of a cross-national representative survey conducted in Europe, we have examined what Europeans know about algorithms, what they think of them, and what they hope algorithms can achieve.

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Factsheet: Skilled worker migration to Germany is growing

The inflow of refugees has dominated migration to Germany in recent years. However, current data shows that since 2017, immigrants from other EU member states once again outnumber the rest. In addition, the number of skilled workers from non-EU countries arriving in Germany – though still moderate – is growing.

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Conference: How competences could be validated? Join us and come to our Biennale in Berlin!

Experts throughout the world will present best practices on a theme of "Validation of Prior Learning for education and the labour market" on 7 and 8 May 2019. Register until 31 Dec.18 with an early bird rate!

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Publication: Apprenticeship training in Italy – a cost-effective model for firms?

What are the costs and benefits of dual apprenticeship training for companies in Italy? The study looks at nine different occupations.

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Career cards : Career cards in career counseling

People with migrant backgrounds still suffer significant disadvantages with respect to educational and professional opportunities. However, many newcomers have valuable experience and qualifications. In cooperation with various partners, we have developed competence cards for the immigration counseling in order to speed up the recognition and utilization of such qualifications and experience. These cards are now available under a CC BY SA license.

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Competence cards: Recognizing and utilizing the potential of people with migrant backgrounds

People with migrant backgrounds still suffer significant disadvantages with respect to educational and professional opportunities. However, many newcomers have valuable experience and qualifications. In cooperation with various partners, we have developed Competence Cards for immigration counselling in order to speed up the recognition and utilization of such qualifications and experience.

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Qualification: MYSKILLS – New test makes professional knowledge visible

No qualification, no job – that's how it is for many people in Germany, even if they have already been working for years. But how can refugees and the unemployed be integrated more easily into the employment market without a professional qualification? That's where MYSKILLS comes in – a test which we have developed hand-in-hand with the Federal Employment Agency.