Trainees from India in Baden-Württemberg

An exchange between the "Kreishandwerkerschaft Karlsruhe Region", the Freiburg Chamber of Crafts and the Lörrach-Waldshut Butchers' Guild took place recently. The focus was on young Indians who are being trained as butchers here. This project, the first of its kind in Germany, is actively supported by master butcher Joachim Lederer from the district of Lörrach.

Exchange with the trainees from India Photo: private
Exchange with the trainees from India Photo: private

There are not enough skilled workers here - and so five companies now have employees from India for training, and about 200 more are to follow in the coming years. The German "Skilled Workers Immigration Act", which facilitates since 2020 entry and residence of skilled workers from countries like India, is an advantage here.

In consultation with the Freiburg Chamber of Skilled Crafts, an Indian recruitment agency takes over the selection, language course and supervision of the young people in India - which normally requires a long lead time, because the new trainees have to demonstrate a certain language level.

"It is impressive what has been achieved here together," said the Managing Director of the Kreishandwerkerschaft Region Karlsruhe, Andreas Reifsteck. "It was an encouraging and inspiring exchange with the Chamber of Crafts, the butchers' guild, training companies, teachers and the likeable and exemplary hard-working trainees from India."



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Anlaufstelle in Pune


Die Kooperation zwischen Karlsruhe und dem indischen Pune ist einen Schritt weiter: Im Januar 2014 wurde im "MCCIA Trade Tower", 403, Senapati Bapat Road, eine direkte Karlsruher Anlaufstelle mit den Repräsentantinnen Iris Becker und Winnie Kulkarni von "Let's Bridge IT" in Pune eröffnet.

Durch Erfolg und Ausbau der vielfältigen Aktivitäten - ob Infos rund um den Standort Karlsruhe, aktiv Kontakte zu indischen Firmen halten oder deutsche Firmen aus der TRK in und um Pune bekannter machen - erfolgte im März 2018 ein Umzug in neue Räumlichkeiten, auch durch die Erweiterung um die Repräsentanz des Landes Baden-Württembergs in Maharashtra sowie das Marketingbüro der „Hochschul Föderation Südwest“. 


Karlsruhe Cooperation & Marketing Office
Let's bridge IT, Ms. Iris Becker
9th Floor, Sunit Capital, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411016
Tel: +91 75 0782 7033