ibw draws up reports and analyses at the interfaces between education and training, skill needs of businesses and qualifications.

ibw’s research work covers a wide gamut of topics and ranges from analyses of dual VET, school-based and tertiary education and labour market analyses onto continuing vocational education and training (CVET).

In our research library you will find well-founded data, studies and background analyses conducted by ibw at the interface between education, business and qualification. Most of our ibw studies have a national and sometimes also regional focus. On account of the increasingly strong international perspective due to the EU’s education policy and OECD’s comparisons of systems, however, there is also growing international demand for ibw’s expertise. ibw has been a partner or coordinator of a large number of EU projects for many years. In addition, ibw is a cooperation partner of the EU’s Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop).

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    Bacheloreinführung und Qualifikationsnachfrage am Beispiel der UNI-Technikstudien

    ibw-Forschungsbericht Nr. 162, Wien, 2011
    Schneeberger A., Petanovitsch A.

    Die Studie beleuchtet technische Qualifikationen einerseits bezogen auf Universitätsstudien, andererseits bezogen auf die Nachfrage am Arbeitsmarkt. Der Fokus wird auf die Einführung der Bachelorstudien im Zuge des Bologna-Prozesses gelegt. Der Bezug auf die universitäre Techniker/innenqualifizierung ist dadurch begründet, dass der Bologna-Prozess im Fachhochschulsektor kaum zu öffentlichen Diskussionen und Kritik geführt hat. Die Untersuchung thematisiert Aspekte des Bologna-Prozesses beispielhaft anhand der universitären Technikstudien. In anderen Fachrichtungen kann sich die Thematik durchaus unterschiedlich darstellen. Die empirische Basis besteht aus Daten der Hochschulstatistik sowie Inseratenanalysen für UNI-Technikgraduierte.

    Die Printausgabe wird am ibw vervielfältigt und foliert.

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    Fachkräftebedarf und Qualifizierungsstrategien der Wirtschaft in Niederösterreich

    Erste Ergebnisse einer Unternehmensbefragung von April/Mai 2011

    ibw-aktuell, Wien, 2011
    Schneeberger A.
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    Future skills needs in micro and craft(-type) enterprises up to 2020

    International comparative research project

    Study for the European Commission, Wien, 2011
    Buschfeld D., Dilger B., Heß L., Schmid K., Voss E.

    Micro and craft(-type) enterprises make up not only the vast majority of SMEs in Europe, they are also the main source of job creation. Although they face similar problems to those encountered by all other SMEs, their size creates a number of specific challenges, in particular related to the (future) availability of skilled staff. Against this background, the European Commission commissioned a study in eight countries (including Austria) focusing on the identification and analysis of future skill needs in micro and craft(-type) companies.

    From an overall perspective, the following skill needs will increase in future: customer and market orientation, working in cooperative and collaborative international work structures, and management skills. Yet, companies often identify future skill needs sector-specific, with trends closely linked to the sector’s key change drivers.

    Companies, business organizations, and training institutes all agree on the need to increase skill levels in the future, though different perspectives are emphasised: Companies highly rate skills related to core work processes and management aspects. Business organizations highlight work organization skills, whereas training institutions put a greater emphasis on personal skills.

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