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Industry targets immigrants for skilled labour training
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Industry targets immigrants for skilled labour training

Published on: 17 Aug 2009 08:21 CET

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“We want to strengthen recruiting of graduates who have immigration background,” President of the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH), Otto Kentzler, told the paper. “They need more targeted support in school and to be guided into the working world. Then they will be able to better use their educational opportunities."

According to Kentzler, German industry will train as many apprentices as it did in 2008, but experts have been warning of an impending shortage of new workers.

“In some fields we aren’t finding enough young people,” he said. “Many people don’t know that there are about 100 different skilled labour professions.”

Schools and companies need to offer more information, he added.

DDP/The Local(news@thelocal.de)

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