Integration of refugees within education, training and professional life
The refugee immigration will clearly impact on the market for education, training and employment. In many areas, the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training is addressing how integration of refugees in both initial and continuing education and training and in professional life might be achieved and is providing practical information as well as data.
Main thematic focuses
Career orientation, pre-vocational training and the transfer of young refugees into vocational education and training
Young refugees want to be able to demonstrate their abilities on the German job market. To do this they need vocational education and training which will provide them with a vocational qualification. Assisting young refugees in gaining access to education and training will present a major challenge in terms of career orientation and pre vocational Training.
Access to work and occupation
Many refugees have acquired vocational competences in their home countries which they might be able to use or develop in Germany. The questions surrounding vocational education and training and employment of refugees relate primarily to legal options and provision of support.
Organisation of initial and continuing vocational education and training
Initial and continuing education and training will play a key role in the successful integration and inclusion of refugees in the job market. However, the job market requirements are as varied as the groups of people themselves. Each refugee has their own personal history with their different capabilities, experiences and expectations.