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- 18. 10. 2018
There is a new study published by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training in Germany (BIBB).
If young people are faced with the question of whether they should learn a crafting trade, it is not only about whether the work is interesting, what it brings in and under what conditions it is to be performed. Even more important for young people is whether their choice of occupation helps them to score points in their social environment.
This is a problem especially for the craft industry. From 2009 to 2017, the number of vacant apprenticeships in the craft industry tripled, according to the study. In 2017, ten percent of trainee apprenticeships were vacant, and only eight percent in industry, commerce and other sectors. The trend towards study and demographic development is particularly affecting craft trades.
BIBB President Friedrich Hubert Esser concludes that career orientation also has to show identification potential for young people. Therefore, for example, the idea is right to send apprentices as training ambassadors in the school classes. „A young graduate with a high school diploma who has consciously opted for a male crafting profession, such as a plumber or metalworker, has an emotionally much more significant impact on the students than a booklet with clever arguments for one of clichés independent career choice. “
Parents also need to be more aware of the equality of education and training than ever before. This requires communication policy initiatives.