▷ Joachim Paul: finally ending the shortage of skilled workers in crafts and care – master craftsmen instead of …


28.01.2022 – 16:05

AfD – Alternative for Germany

Berlin (ots)

The ever-worsening shortage of trainees in skilled trades and in the care sector is an issue that has occupied Germany for many years. The corona pandemic in particular has made this clear once again, as many clinics are increasingly lacking in specialist staff. The reason for this deficiency – in addition to the often low earning potential and strenuous working conditions – is that young people are increasingly opting for university studies rather than classic dual vocational training. In 2021, almost 3 million people in Germany began university studies, compared to 1.7 million in 2000. At the turn of the millennium, only a third of a year group decided to study, now it is more than half of the school leavers. In contrast, there were only 1.29 million trainees at the end of 2020, around 400,000 fewer than 20 years ago. There were around 360,000 apprentices in the trades, 40 percent fewer than at the turn of the millennium. Instead of seriously tackling the state of emergency in the skilled trades and care sector, the traffic light government is aiming for legal reforms that are more likely to have the opposite effect, since state financial support for students will be significantly expanded again by raising age limits, maximum support periods and requirement rates target. The trend of preferring university studies to vocational training is therefore being politically promoted, which further exacerbates the bottlenecks in the training occupations.

Joachim Paul, member of the AfD federal board, explains:

“Instead of urgently needed craftsmen, more and more academics are pushing their way onto the labor market, although the demand for them is rather low. The education policy of the old parties is endangering our dual system, which combines apprenticeships in the company with general and specialist teaching. Hosts of sociologists and social scientists Germany needs just as little as graduates of ‘gender studies’, which can anyway be described more as esotericism than as a serious science. If 56% of a year study, then that is unbalanced and represents an imbalance for which educational policy is responsible. The AfD calls on the federal and state governments, among other things, to regulate university access through tests and to upgrade and support training through funding instruments such as the Meister-Bafög, and rejects the further expansion of state funding for students planned by Left-Yellow , namely ‘Meister instead of M aster’, is of particular value for a debate about a necessary educational policy change, especially in times of a new old educational policy that reinforces questionable trends.

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