richer, Given the ever-increasing number of people without a vocational qualification demanded of the German Confederation of trade unions (DGB) more help for the Affected.

Prior to submission of the vocational education and training report 2019 of the Federal government on this Wednesday, the Deputy DGB Chairman Elke Hannack of the German press Agency in Berlin, said: “It leads to significant social tensions, if companies are complaining about unfilled training places and at the same time, more and more young people without training.”

More than two million people between the ages of 20 to 34 years, according to the report, no vocational qualifications. “Are 14.2 percent in this age group,” said Hannack. The report was submitted to the dpa. Also the “Handelsblatt” and the “image”newspaper quoted from the report, the Federal Minister of education, Anja Karliczek (CDU) after the Cabinet meeting.

As the official Overview of the training market, the number of those who were taken on by their training company. The acquisition rate was 2017 at 74 percent. “It’s an increase after a continuous growth over the last seven years,” the report said. The number of newly concluded training contracts rose in 2018 on 531.400.

The FDP-education politician Jens Brandenburg called the increasing number of young Unskilled workers an “alarm signal”. “For too long the Federal government has the vocational education and training.” DGB-wife Hannack criticized: “Lots of training, lots of young people feel the government no longer seen and represented.” The Federal government should expand the Assisted training, in the case of young people without qualifications or with low grades in the training under the arms.

“Particularly dramatic is the situation on the training market in the Ruhr area, in the medium-sized cities in Hesse and lower Saxony and in the North of Schleswig-Holstein,” said Hannack. “We must not allow in Oberhausen, Bochum, Germany, Hameln, Flensburg, Germany or the North of Brandenburg to install a Generation is growing up.”

The SPD called on Karliczek, a minimum level of training, remuneration according to one proposal of the employers and the trade unions. SPD-education expert Oliver Kaczmarek said, the introduction of a minimum wage for apprentices would be the right step for young students to pay respect to.

trade unions and employers had agreed on a concept with a monthly 515 euros in the first year of training. According to the proposal, trainees are to receive in the second year of the apprenticeship, 615 in Euro and in the third 715 euros. In the planned amendment to the vocational education and training act Karliczek had first proposed a lower minimum remuneration of 504 euros in the first year of the apprenticeship. The SPD had rejected as too little.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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