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A Voca­tio­nal Col­le­ge — In Profile

1. Sur­vey

BBS am Muse­ums­dorf Cloppenburg
Muse­um­stra­ße 14 – 16
49661 Cloppenburg
Tele­pho­ne: 04471–92220
Fax: 04471–922230
E‑Mail: info@bbsam.de
Web: www.bbsam.de

Eco­no­mic Depart­ment in the Town of Löningen
Wel­de­manns­weg 2
49624 Löningen
Tele­pho­ne: 05432–92006
Fax: 05432–92007
E‑Mail: info@bbs-loeningen.de
Web: www.bbsam.de

Princi­pal:  Mr. Gün­ter Lübke

Num­ber of stu­dents:  3.000

Num­ber of clas­ses:  140

Num­ber of tea­chers:  160

It is a Tea­chers’ Trai­ning Col­le­ge accep­t­ing stu­dents on pro­ba­ti­on from Olden­burg and Osna­brück seminars.

2. Die Berufs­bil­den­den Schu­len (BBS) am Museumsdorf

BBS am Muse­ums­dorf is a voca­tio­nal col­le­ge in the district town of Clop­pen­burg in Lower Sax­o­ny. The name “am Muse­ums­dorf” refers to the renow­ned open-air muse­um situa­ted near­by. The col­le­ge has a 100-year-old histo­ry of suc­cess­ful voca­tio­nal trai­ning and edu­ca­ti­on. It is enga­ged in an exchan­ge pro­gram­me with Buf­fa­lo City Col­le­ge in East Lon­don, Links­ide High School in Port Eliza­beth SA, MSC Col­le­ge in East Lon­don SA and other col­le­ges in Den­mark, Fran­ce, Nor­way, the Nether­lands and Chi­na. The col­le­ge co-ope­ra­tes with exter­nal part­ners, such as local firms, the Cham­ber of Com­mer­ce and Indus­try, the Cham­ber of Tra­de, dif­fe­rent orga­niz­a­ti­ons for fur­ther edu­ca­ti­on, for the trai­ning of young peop­le. This co-ope­ra­ti­on ensu­res a high stan­dard of training.

3. Edu­ca­tio­nal and Trai­ning Opportunities

The col­le­ge com­pri­ses a wide ran­ge of depart­ments: busi­ness stu­dies and admi­nis­tra­ti­on, health care, IT, nur­sing, domestic sci­ence and agriculture.

The stu­dents are strea­med accord­ing to their school lea­ving cer­ti­fi­ca­te and their abi­li­ties. They can take part in cour­ses on dif­fe­rent levels pre­pa­ring them for their care­ers: ele­men­ta­ry cour­ses, basic trai­ning cour­ses or advan­ced trai­ning and edu­ca­ti­on. In addi­ti­on gene­ral sub­jects are taught as well so that they have the oppor­tu­ni­ty of achie­ving hig­her qualifications.

In the full-time clas­ses the stu­dents attend the col­le­ge 5 days a week. Tho­se who have star­ted a trai­nee­ship are part-time stu­dents in the dual sys­tem. They are inst­ruc­ted once or twice a week. On the other days they work in their nor­mal occup­a­ti­on. BBS co-ope­ra­tes with cha­ri­ta­ble orga­ni­za-tions to train han­di­cap­ped students.

Full-Time Cour­ses

Full-time cour­ses are offe­red in busi­ness stu­dies and admi­nis­tra­ti­on, health care, IT, nur­sing, tea­ching sci­ence, domestic sci­ence and agri­cul­tu­re. Stu­dent pla­ce­ment in the respec­ti­ve cour­ses depends on the pre­vious qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on attai­ned. Addi­tio­nal­ly, stu­dents have the chan­ce to obtain qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons nor­mal­ly attainab­le at schools of gene­ral edu­ca­ti­on. The stu­dents can even pass their “Abitur” which is the gene­ral qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on for uni­ver­si­ty ent­ran­ce. The col­le­ge runs some cour­ses whe­re the stu­dents get a com­ple­ted trai­ning e.g. in home and fami­ly care.

Occup­a­ti­ons that Requi­re Trai­ning (dual system)
► trai­ned retail salesman/woman
► office administrator
► mer­chant in who­le­sa­le and for­eign trade
► indus­tri­al clerk
► bank clerk
► legal secretary
► tax con­sul­tant secretary
► medi­cal personnel
► den­tal nurse
► housekeeper
► farmer
► worker in the cate­ring trade
► wareh­ouse man
► wareh­ouse supervisor

4. Spe­cial Tui­ti­on and Addi­tio­nal Qualifications

The ran­ge of trai­ning oppor­tu­nities is exten­ded by inno­va­ti­ve ide­as, edu­ca­tio­nal qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons and cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­ons and reme­di­al lessons.

The stu­dents have the chan­ce to achie­ve a cer­ti­fi­ca­te of pro­fi­ci­en­cy in a for­eign lan­guage based on “The Com­mon Euro­pean Frame­work of Refe­rence for Language.”
Advan­ced know­ledge in com­pu­ter liter­acy can be cer­ti­fied by Xpert, a Euro­pean qualification.
In the depart­ment of tea­ching sci­ence the stu­dents can take gui­tar les­sons. They can also acqui­re the seal of qua­li­ty “Felix” sin­ging with child­ren ins­ti­ga­ted by “Deut­scher Sän­ger­bund” which is the asso­cia­ti­on of Ger­man choirs.
Inte­res­ted stu­dents can get tui­ti­on to act as mediators.
In the busi­ness stu­dies depart­ment stu­dent inter­na­tio­nal tra­ders have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to take part in a cour­se on tra­ding with the Eas­tern Euro­pean Eco­no­mic Area.
Future tax con­sul­tant secre­ta­ries are offe­red cour­ses in communication.


Our Visi­on

We have deve­lo­ped a com­pe­tent cent­re of eco­no­my, health, social sci­ence and agri­cul­tu­re. As a long estab­lis­hed col­le­ge of voca­tio­nal trai­ning, we aim to streng­t­hen our regi­on both natio­nal­ly and internationally.

Our Mis­si­on

As an edu­ca­tio­nal estab­lish­ment, we sup­port the deve­lo­p­ment of young peop­le of our regi­on, to beco­me tech­ni­cal­ly com­pe­ti­ti­ve in their par­ti­cu­lar field of stu­dy. We offer attrac­ti­ve and diver­se trai­ning oppor­tu­nities in the field of ele­men­ta­ry cour­ses, basic trai­ning, advan­ced trai­ning and gene­ral qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons. We also offer oppor­tu­nities for stu­dents to attain addi­tio­nal qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons and certificates.

Our Aims

1. We place gre­at empha­sis on the tea­ching of our students

Eager stu­dents are given the oppor­tu­ni­ty to gain qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons, spe­cia­li­zed know­ledge and social skills to enab­le them to:
cope with working life
con­tri­bu­te to society
gain access to insti­tu­ti­ons of fur­ther education
qua­li­fy for uni­ver­si­ty entrance

We stri­ve to achie­ve a plea­sant and con­du­ci­ve working envi­ron­ment in our college.

2. We see our­sel­ves as part­ners in the pro­cess of a suc­cess­ful training

By regu­lar liai­sing with dif­fe­rent pla­ces of lear­ning and com­pa­nies employ­ing appren­ti­ces, we are able to keep abre­ast of cur­rent edu­ca­tio­nal requi­re­ments and can thus update our trai­ning methods.

3. We attach impor­t­ance on team­work and co-ope­ra­ti­ve working methods

Staff mem­bers and col­le­ge admi­nis­tra­ti­ves reco­gni­ze that they are mem-bers of a team who respect and sup­port each other. The col­le­ge admi­nis­tra-tion pro­mo­tes a cul­tu­re of open com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on and co-ope­ra­ti­on against the back­ground of a clear allo­ca­ti­on of respon­si­bi­li­ties. The staff are offe­red appro­pria­te help and sup­port in cases of pro­blems con­cer­ning col­le­ge mat-ters as well as per­so­nal problems.

4. We are suc­cess­ful becau­se of the con­sis­tent qua­li­ty of our edu­ca­tio­nal methods.

Stu­dents are edu­ca­ted in accordance with the natio­nal gui­de­li­nes so that suc­ces­si­ve edu­ca­tio­nal insti­tu­ti­ons may build on a sound foun­da­ti­on. We seek out the requi­re­ments of the edu­ca­tio­nal insti­tu­ti­ons and take the­se into con­si­de­ra­ti­on, whe­re­ver pos­si­ble, when deter­mi­ning the edu­ca­tio­nal goals.

5. We invol­ve par­ents and legal guar­di­ans in col­le­ge life

The par­ents can be assu­red that the col­le­ge will give their child­ren the best edu­ca­ti­on and trai­ning. They can rely on the col­le­ge pro­vi­ding sui­ta­ble ca-reer advice for their children.

6. We main­tain an open poli­cy of disclosure

With all part­ners of voca­tio­nal trai­ning, we seek co-ope­ra­ti­on and an open exchan­ge of infor­ma­ti­on. We are accoun­ta­ble to the com­mu­ni­ty for our tea­ching methods and the pass­ra­te achie­ved by the students.

7. We hand­le with care our avail­ab­le resources

Mem­bers of the col­le­ge com­mu­ni­ty have the resour­ces at their dis­po­sal when nee­ded for any fur­ther deve­lo­p­ment of cour­se work.