Thursday, August 21, 2014

Companies sounding the alarm: DIHK: 80,000 apprenticeships unoccupied – ABC Online

Companies sounding the alarm: DIHK: 80,000 apprenticeships unoccupied – ABC Online

Thursday, 08.21.2014, 12:48
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For businesses, it is becoming increasingly difficult, according to the DIHK to fill the training courses with suitable candidates. Ie in reverse: For teenagers, however, the chance of an apprenticeship was as good as ever.

In the past year were 80,000 training places vacant in the field of industry and commerce (IHK), as GCIC President Eric Schweitzer announced in Berlin on Thursday.

For teenagers, however, the chance of an apprenticeship as good as never was “. 2014, the chances of education for young people remain excellent” The difficulties to forgive vacant apprenticeship, worked increasingly on large farms from, Schweitzer said. Defendants will continue to be the lack of readiness for training of school leavers.

Insufficient math and German knowledge complains

The dissatisfaction of farms across not sufficient math and German spoken rise again significantly, said Schweitzer shortly before the beginning of the training year.

Sector defects could be offset by tuition in operation often. When deficits such as discipline, resilience and motivation this is hardly possible: “The gap between business requirements and social skills of students is widening,” it said.

“Akademisierungstrend” remains a problem

45 percent of companies reported low to discipline. Most often, however, shortcomings in the performance readiness of 54 percent of businesses would be called, followed by Endurance with 46 percent.

The demographic development and the “Akademisierungstrend” remained a problem. According DIHK This year, 53,000 young people leave school less than last year. In 2025 it will again 120,000 fewer school leavers as 2014: “In addition, the run on the universities is unbroken.” In 2013 had approximately 507,000 young people started a study, a third more than ten years earlier.

setting of trainees from abroad no wave

As a result of fighting, according DIHK already more than every other company with declining numbers of applicants. Companies wanted therefore significantly more open up new groups of applicants to address the skills shortage early. For college dropouts or young people who can carry out a training only part-time, thereby opened up very good training opportunities.

The recruitment of trainees from abroad had not yet developed into a “wave”. This year there was an increase of three percentage points to four percent. In industrially strong south is the proportion of companies that want to recruit trainees from abroad, higher than in other regions.


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