Many of the Danish young people at risk to stand outside the internship, when after the summer holidays have finished their basic course on vocational education and training.
the Number of internships, which would give young people the opportunity to gain practical experience with what they have learned at school, can, in fact, be significantly less than in the past. In the worst case, the 7700 internships disappear in the year, predicts the Danish Construction association in a new analysis.
the Reasons are the ongoing coronakrise that for many companies in the construction sector means declining circulation and thus the opportunity to learn from themselves.
It points to the interbranch organisation vice president Louise Pihl.
- more and more businesses find that they do not have tasks enough to live up to their uddannelsesansvar, and many have probably not economic to have just as many students learn as in the past, says Louise Pihl in a press release and continues:
- They can also end in the same situation, that they do not have a sufficient number of skilled employees who can guide the apprentices.
The 7700 internships will disappear, however, not from one day to the other. The industry will only reach up to a loss of the magnitude ’in the case of a prolonged period of crisis’, writes the Danish Construction association.
Therefore calls on Louise Pihl for all concerned to get together to take the problem in the bud.
- the Government and the social partners need to discuss how we can ensure that in 2020 there will be set up placements for young people on vocational training, says Louise Pihl in the press release and adds:
- We don't get on the back edge and the first act, when the number of students in the internship has exploded.
According to the Ministry of Children and education by the end of February 5553 pupils make better progress in vocational education and training, while the number of praktikaftaler lay on the 71.826 – barely two percent more than the year before.
Louise Pihl points out, in the press release, that it is not only students on the path to internship, which could be affected by the coronakrisen. It's the same apprentices on short term contracts or trial periods.