Low birth rate, shortage of skilled workers, weak economy – and yet no doom and gloom: the committee for labor, economy and regional development of the habberge district council dealt in its meeting in particular with the current training situation in the habberge district. The local discrepancy between applicants and advertised positions is sometimes massive.
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According to peter stretz of the employment agency, the training market has developed in favor of applicants over the past ten years, as there are more advertised positions than applicants. In august 2019, there were 612 in-company training positions for every 511 applicants in the habberge district. But not every area benefits. "Young people want to do more office jobs after finishing school", explains stretz. While there are 64 applicants for every 27 available positions in the administrative sector, the situation is reversed in the skilled trades and nursing professions.
Shortage in the care sector
For example, only four young people applied for 20 training positions as painters or plasterers, and only two for 28 positions in food sales. "It’s a gross imbalance", sums up stretz. Particularly dramatic is the training situation in the nursing professions, where it is currently very difficult to find new recruits. "It’s no longer just about nurses for the elderly, but also about health and medical care workers.", admonishes stretz. Five percent of applicants remain unplaced, i.E. Without a training place. But stetz gives the all-clear: "with whom it is until the 1. September still hasn’t worked out, we’ll give you an offer of a bridge."
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The low birth rate also had a negative impact on the educational situation in the district, because fewer children also mean fewer school-leavers. The number of graduates is not expected to increase in the next five years. "The good years are over! The female each", noted district administrator wilhelm schneider in this connection. While the number of qualifying degrees has stagnated at around 200 over the past three years, there have been significantly fewer students taking intermediate or high school diplomas.
The committee, on the other hand, was satisfied with the graduates of the integration classes: of 63 habfurt students, 58 percent were able to enter vocational training or further education directly after graduation. "This is very positive", says schneider. "But we must continue to accompany the young people." Stretz concludes by warning against an overly negative outlook for the future: "the market will change, but it will not become a serious problem for young people."
What else was discussed at the meeting of the habberge district council:
Jobentdecker the district-wide school project "jobentdecker" is to be continued. Four schoolgirls were allowed to get a taste of four different professions for four weeks and posted their experiences on instagram. Education coordinator anja gull (bildungsregion landkreis habberge) is now planning to send school groups to various local businesses as part of job bus tours next.
Regionalmanagement bayern regional manager sonja gerstenkorn presented the progress of the three projects that have been implemented since 2016: "location strategy landkreis habberge", "networking of the arts and cultural sector and the creative economy" and "heritage regional. The aim of the projects is, among other things, the demand for regional products, the creation of the direct marketer directory "kulinea" as well as a new cultural calendar and the revival of gastronomic vacancies. To continue the projects, a total of 563,000 euros will be invested over the next three years, 450,000 of which will be covered by demand funds.
Region mainfranken the budget of the region mainfranken gmbh will be increased by 47,000 euros per year to 517,000 euros starting in 2020. The district of habberge is one of eleven shareholders within the gmbh and agreed to the increase as the first member.