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Vocational education and training report: a Good year for apprentices

More apprentices and good acquisition opportunities - these are the positive messages of the vocational education and training report. Provide end-to-unskilled ratio of power of the competent Minister Karliczek.

Federal Minister of education, Anja Karliczek has completed two training courses. The idea of the vocational training report is a welcome opportunity to stress once again that the vocational education and training is particularly at the heart. 2019, the CDU wants to use the politician strengthened to promote vocational education and training. "Because this year we will make with the year of the vocational education and training always and everywhere attention to the fact that vocational training is an attractive Option."

vocational education and training report reflects the view Karliczeks: 2018 establishments offered almost 17,000 more training vacancies than in the previous year. And also, the number of applicants has increased. For Karliczek a sign that the training offers young people a "high quality education". To be "the Chance from the training operation report is from the last training up to this increased further. It is almost three-quarters of the trainees were employed after graduation, and this is again an increase of six per cent."

Minister of education, Karliczek wants to make the training more attractive.

unskilled ratio Worry

However, the vocational education and training report also shows that The number of young adults without a vocational qualification has risen further. The Trend of the past few years, that the so-called unskilled ratio in the 20 - increases to 34-Year-old, continues. The rate was according to the report, in 2017, at 14.2 percent. Thus, the Federal government gets in again, the goal is to reduce the number of young adults without a vocational qualification to 8.5 percent. This target had a pronounced German Chancellor Angela Merkel for more than ten years.

in addition, the Situation on the training market is regionally very different. In the North-East of Germany and in some regions of Bavaria apprentices are desperately lacking: With almost 60,000 unfilled training 2018 offices nationwide, has a new maximum is reached.

Karliczek want to advertise, therefore, strengthened in high schools for vocational education and training. "We want to make targeted again attention to the fact that there are very attractive training professions offer the same opportunities as a University degree," she said.

How much money is to get a Trainee?

the vocational education and training more attractive, refers Karliczek in the report on the proposed minimum training allowance. Which is agreed in the coalition agreement. The Problem: so Far, the CDU and the SPD are split on how much the trainees should earn at least. Therefore, the social partners, i.e. employers and trade unions, a proposal and asked. "The proposals made by the social partners, are I believe well-balanced proposals, where we can imagine to apply the already in shape," said Karliczek.

The proposal of the social partners is: 515 Euro minimum training allowance per month in the first year of the apprenticeship, in the second year of the apprenticeship, 615 in Euro and in the third 715 euros per month. When you want to implement the minimum wage for apprentices, the Federal Minister of education.

vocational education and training report in the Cabinet
Nadine Bader, ARD Berlin
10.04.2019 15:31 PM

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