More and more migrants participate in vocational training programs in Germany

August 17, 2018 6:59 amComments Off on More and more migrants participate in vocational training programs in GermanyViews: 25

vocational training programsAn increase in the number of migrants and refugees enrolled in vocational training programs in Germany can help to alleviate labor shortages in the largest European economy. The number of people born outside Germany and enrolled for training jumped by 36.2% in 2017 compared to the previous year.

Young people receiving vocational training increased to 515,700 last year, up by 1.1% on an annual basis. This is the first growth of the indicator since 2011.

The German government is currently developing a new Immigration Law, which aims to help fill the labor shortages in various sectors, including health and services.

Germany has a total of 822,582 job vacancies in July 2018, up from 805,213 in June and 750,346 in July 2017, according to statistical office data.

Most asylum seekers arriving in Germany are from Afghanistan and Syria. The number of young men from these countries enrolled in vocational training programs has jumped more than three times compared to 2016 – from 3,000 to 10,000.

The women from Afghanistan and Syria registered for vocational training were 820 in 2017, an increase of 380 compared to the previous year.

At the same time, although the total number of young men enrolled in vocational training rose by 3.7%, the corresponding number of women fell by 2.9%.

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