Recognizing refugees’ skills

Lost potential?

Germany has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the world. But now large numbers of refugees need jobs. Over 60% of them do not have formal qualifications and an additional 25% lacks qualification information. How should the German PES, Bundesagentur für Arbeit,  match them to suitable work?

How can we make the most of their potential?

This Friday, we welcome Anja Block from the Bundesagentur für Arbeit in our PEPTalk webinar. Ms. Block will introduce MYSKILLS, a project that helps chart the professional skills of refugees and other people with a distance to the labor market.

Join the PEPTalk on February 23 to find out more!

What’s at stake? One example
Despite engineering experience gained from working on a hospital, a dam and apartments in Syria, 42-year-old Wahid Issa struggled to find skilled work in Britain. Emp­loyers did not recognise his overseas experience or qualifications. It was also hard to justify gaps in his CV to prospective employers.
Source: The Financial Times

 

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