National Education Report 2020 - Prof. Seeber involved in the chapter "Vocational Education and Training

Prof. Dr. Susan Seeber, holder of the Chair of Business Education and Human Resource Development at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Göttingen, contributed to the current national education report. The report "Education in Germany 2020" is an indicator-based report that depicts the German education system as a whole and ranges from early childhood education, care and upbringing to continuing education in adulthood. This year's main theme is "Education in a digitized world". The report was published on 23 June 2020.

Prof. Dr. Susan Seeber, as a member of the author group and member of the Sociological Research Institute Göttingen (SOFI), is responsible for the chapter on vocational education and training. Dr. Maria Richter and Dr. Volker Baethge-Kinsky from the Sociological Research Institute and Robin Busse, research assistant at the Chair of Business Education and Human Resource Development, also contributed to this chapter.

The authors identify the existing fitting problems on the dual training market, problems of securing skilled labour in personal service occupations and the changes in qualification requirements that are associated with increasing digitisation as central challenges for vocational training. In addition, there are persistent social disparities in access to training which are reflected in various transition patterns on the path to vocational education and training.

The report "Education in Germany 2020" was written under the leadership of the DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education by a group of authors and their staff members from the following scientific institutions and statistical offices:

  • DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education
  • German Institut for Adult Education - Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE)
  • German Youth Institute (DJI)
  • German Center for University and Science research (DZHW)
  • Sociological Research Institute Göttingen (SOFI)
  • Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the federal states