Many candidates lack the base knowledge Bonn/Frankfurt am main the German Chamber of industry and Commerce (DIHK) raises the alarm it threatens a training gap. In major cities such as Frankfurt am Main and Munich, two candidates will come soon on an apprenticeship. A special problem is the lack of qualifications of some candidates. Twenty per cent of school-leavers can only at the primary school level read, write and count\”, said a spokeswoman of the DIHK. Many school leavers are not ready for training\”, confirms Barbara Dorn, Director of the Department of education of the Federal Association of German employers (BDA). That there are fewer and fewer school leavers because of demographic change will thus compounding the problem.
In its forecast, the DIHK assumes that there will be an increase in contracts again in 2008. Deficiency could arise especially in the technical and commercial area. There are potential high not only for engineers and other in the meantime a so-called lack of work ER’. Among the occupations bottlenecks indicate themselves\”, says of personnel and labour market expert Marc Emde of KCP executives. The Cologne-based company specializes in the areas of Executive Search/direct sourcing, interim management, Web-based personnel assessment, management consulting and compensation consulting. To get more qualified applicants for apprenticeships in the future, you must begin the opinion of experts in the school. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) signed for example recently under the umbrella of the knowledge factory company for Germany\”www.wissensfabrik-deutschland.de with nine elementary schools cooperation agreements through an educational partnership. The aim of the agreements is, in the framework of the project KiTec children discover technology\”, at an early stage to awaken the interest in primary school children in technology. Through the projects with primary schools, technology and natural sciences in schools should put back more to the fore. The enthusiasm for technical topics should be awakened early in children\”, Bernhard Schreier, CEO of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, emphasized at the signing.