Forum V

Migration and integration – the contribution of vocational training

One in five persons living in Germany are from a migrant background, and more than half of this group hold German citizenship. For the young generation, cultural diversity is part of the daily reality of school, training and work. Migrants are also strongly represented in the group of entrepreneurs. Twenty percent of persons setting up a company in Germany have foreign roots. Since 2015, hundreds of thousands of people have also fled to Germany to seek protection from war, violence and intimidation. This will form the background for debate within the forum on the challenges and opportunities of integration into vocational education and training. The latest status of research and successful initiatives and projects will be presented. With regard to practice, the main emphasis will be on the question of which instruments can be used by local governments, companies and schools, i.e. across the educational system as a whole, in order to improve and support integration.

 

7 June 2018 Thematic block 1:
Researching migration and integration

2:45 pm Introduction and moderation
Katharina Kanschat, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)
3:00 pm Migration awareness as a core professional competence
Professor Aladin El-Mafaalani, Ministry of Children, Family, Refugees and Integration (MKFFI) of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
3:45 pm Refugees en route to vocational education and training – success factors and support requirements
Stephanie Matthes, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)
4:30 pm Break
5:00 pm Vocational orientation of young refugees as a cooperation task in the local network
Professor Sybille Stöbe-Blossey, Institute for Work, Skills and Training (IAQ), University of Duisburg-Essen
5:45 pm Involvement of companies in the integration of refugees – challenges and success factors
Dirk Werner, German Economic Institute, Cologne (IW)
6:30 pm End of the forum

 

8 June 2018 Thematic block 2:
Shaping migration and integration

8:30 am Introduction and moderation
Anne Görgen-Engels, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)
8:45 am GoodVET: Indicators of Good VET practice for refugees
Dr. Junmin Li, University of Cologne
9:30 am VET and Migration: How does the recognition of vocational qualifications contribute to the concept of skilled migration? A look overseas.
Dr. Christiane Eberhardt, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Shaping integration at a regional level – Coordinating Agency for Training and Migration (KAUSA) in the Hanover Region
Yvonne Salewski, pro regio e.V.
11:15 am Final debate
General policy conditions and measures for improving the integration of migrants and refugees into vocational education and training
Dr. Uta Dauke, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Communitiy (BMI)
Elke Hannack, German Trade Union Confederation (DGB)
Dr. Kristin Körner, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Integration of the State of Saxony-Anhalt
Udo Michallik, Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK)
Holger Schwannecke, German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH)

Moderation: Professor Friedrich Hubert Esser, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)

12:15 pm End of the forum

Prof. Dr. Sybille Stöbe-Blossey

Prof. Dr. Sybille Stöbe-Blossey, * 1962, social scientist

Dipl.-Päd. Yvonne Salewski

Dipl.-Päd. Yvonne Salewski, geb. 17.10.1977

CEO Ausbildung im Verbund pro regio e.V.

project manager KAUSA Servicestelle Hannover (01.05.2016-30.04.2019)

Professional focus: expertise in education and vocational training, interactive exhibitions and Children´s Museums, consultancy for small and medium sized enterprises and young people regarding to vocational training, project management and concept development at the interface between economy, education and culture.

Ausbildung im Verbund pro regio e.V. is a non-profit organization of about 22 companies and municipalities with the aim of promoting vocational training in the whole region of Hanover. We support firms in finding applicants and with bureaucratic procedures. Furthermore we implemented projects, events, films, exhibitions, fairs and workshops with companies, schools and other partners to show the many chances that the German “Ausbildung” (vocational training) offers. With our KAUSA Servicestelle Region Hannover we are one of about 31 service units nationwide that seek to increase the number of migrants taking part in vocational training – both for training companies and trainees. See www.proregioev.de.

Dr. Uta Dauke

Dr. Uta Dauke holds one of the two positions as Vice-President of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) since May 2016. As Vice-President she is responsible for policies on the asylum procedure and migration, integration, international affairs and research. As a lawyer by profession, she has worked in the Federal Ministry of Interior from 1989 to 2016 occupying different leading positions such as Commissioner for Data Protection, Head of the Division for Public Management and Modernisation as well as Head of the Organisational Division.

Elke Hannack

 © DGB/Simone M. Neumann

23rd of September
Born in Gladbeck, North-Rhine-Westphalia, evangelic Marital status: married

Since 2007
Member of the Federal Executive Board of ver.di responsible for social policy, health policy, labour market and employment policy, policy concerning people with sever disabilities, unemployed and migrants

2005 to 2007
Vice-Chairwoman of the DGB region North-Rhine-Westphalia

2001 to 2005
Director of the DGB head office in Gummersbach

1997 to 2001
DGB Regional Chairwoman Oberberg / Rhein-Berg, main focus on labour market and structural policy, social policy and equal opportunity policy

1996 to 1997
Provisional DGB Regional Chairwoman Oberberg/Rhein-Berg

1996
Legal Protection Officer of the DGB region North-Rhine-Westphalia

1995 to 1996
Professional training as a Legal Protection Officer of the DGB in Bad Kreuznach

1994 to 1995
Professional training as an Organizational Secretary of the DGB in Offenbach, Bonn

1988 to 1992
First Saleswoman at AK Kaufpark Werne an der Lippe

1981 to 1988
Packer and Saleswomen at AK Kaufpark Werne an der Lippe
19982 to 1992: Chairwoman of the Works Council and the General Works Council, member of the bargaining commission of the trade union for Commerce, Banks and Insurances (HBS), member of the HBS’ Regional Executive Board North-Rhine-Westphalia

1981 to 1986
Study of Evangelical Theology at the Westpalian Wilhelm’s-University Münster

1981
Abitur (university entrance level) at the Anne-Frank-Gymansium in Werne an der Lippe

Trade union member since 1984
Member of the German Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) since 1980, since 2009 member of the CDU’s Regional Party Executive in Berlin, since 1992 member of the Association of Christian Democratic Labour (CDA) and member of its Federal Executive since 2001, since march 2009 Vice-Chairwoman of the DGB working group inside the CDA, 2001 to 2007 member of the Regional Executive of the CDA North-Rhine-Westphalia, 2001 to 2008 Chairwoman of the DGB working group inside the CDA NRW, since 2011 Vice Chairwoman of the CDA, since 2008 member of the Presidium of the Association for Insurance Studies and Arrangements (GVG), since 2009 member of the Advisory Council of the German Association for Medical Rehabilitation (DEGMED),Vice-Chairwoman of the Board of the German Federal Employment Agency, member of the Executive of the German Pension Insurance Association

Udo Michallik

 © Sekretariat der Kultusministerkonferenz

Secretary General of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany

Udo Michallik has been General Secretary of the Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany since October 2011. After completing vocational education and training in the occupation of machine and plant fitter, he went on to study History, Political Science and Sociology in Rostock and Tempe/Arizona (USA). From 1995 to 2006, he was a political researcher for the CDU Parliamentary Party in the State Parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Head of Research between 2003 and 2006. From 2006 to 2011, Udo Michallik was State Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Cultural Affairs of the State of Mecklenburg- Vorpommern.

Holger Schwannecke

 © ZDH/Schüler

Secretary General
German Confederation of Skilled Crafts and Small Business (ZDH)

1961
Born in Helmstedt

1980
High-school graduation

1980 – 1982
German Navy

1982 – 1988
Studies of Law at the Phillips-University of Marburg

1990 – 1992
Associated with a law firm in Frankenberg

1991
Second degree (state examination)

1992
German Confederation of Skilled Crafts and Small Business (ZDH)

1995
Authorisation of attorney-of-law
Head of the law department of the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts and Small Business

2004
Elected Managing Director of the German Association Skilled Crafts Confederations (UDH)

2010
since January 1st Secretary General of the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts and Small Business