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.
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."