“Apprenticeships in danger”: Business warns of consequences for trainees


The corona crisis makes life difficult for many companies, especially financially.

This also has consequences for trainees and the range of training places in Germany.

The German Chamber of Commerce and Industry therefore demands state aid.

The German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) warns of the consequences of the corona pandemic for trainees. “If
Income is missing and vocational schools are closed, advised
existing training relationships in danger, ”quotes the“ Süddeutsche Zeitung ”(Monday) from an internal analysis by the DIHK. In addition, it will become increasingly difficult to secure offers for the upcoming training year, which begins in August and September.

According to the information, there are currently more than 1.3 million apprentices in Germany. Normally, about half a million school leavers would start training this year. Read Too

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“Companies should exhaust all means to ensure further training,” says the DIHK proposal for a ten-point program. Cooperation between companies or transfer of training to an inter-company facility are conceivable. Trainees from smaller retail stores could also be temporarily employed in supermarkets if further training was guaranteed there. In addition, trainees from insolvent companies would have to be referred quickly and, in the case of short-time work, received short-time allowance from day one.

According to the report, the DIHK paper also suggests that the federal government could offer a financial bonus to companies offering additional training positions.


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