Possible cooperation for the "Welcome Center" explored
In line with the German-Indian mobility and migration agreement, which was signed in India in December 2022, a topic-oriented delegation trip by the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg and the city of Karlsruhe took place at the beginning of February. The TRK "Welcome Center" - a first point of contact for companies and employees from abroad - was on the subject of recruiting skilled workers during the delegation trip of the state ministry and the city of Karlsruhe led by state minister Dr. Florian Stegmann and Lord Mayor Dr. Frank Mentrup in Aurangabad, Pune and Mumbai.
The main topics were possible cooperation, including in training and in the area of recruiting skilled workers. "Initial needs and interests were outlined in a politically and professionally high-ranking round table on the subject of skilled workers," says Petra Bender, manager of the "Welcome Center TRK".
The "Welcome Center" acts as an interface with a pilot function, which is also closely networked with many service points and companies within the innovative technology region. This, together with the offers of the Karlsruhe Economic Development Agency, enables an individual, tailor-made initial consultation. "Further talks are to follow so that programs relating to labor migration can be developed that will be suitable for Maharashtra and Baden-Württemberg," says Bender.
The various "Welcome Centers" in Baden-Württemberg could play a key role in this - especially when it comes to the professional integration of Indian specialists in the south-west, the partner country of the Indian state of Maharashtra. This would provide valuable support so that people would feel welcome and comfortable in Baden-Württemberg right from the start.
More information at https://welcome.technologieregion-karlsruhe.de/de/welcome-center/