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Starting on 15 November 2016, the Training and Development Centres of the Bavarian Employers‘ Association (bfz) are cooperating in a VET Partnership Project with three vocational training centres in Morocco.

The centre in Salé is headed by the agency responsible for vocational training in Morocco, the Office de la Formation Professionelle et de la Promotion du Travail (OFPPT). It offers mostly in-school training.

The centre in Kénitra, supervised by the Chamber of Commerce in Rabat, has been established more than 25 years ago as part of a partnership with the Chamber of Commerce in Bochum/ Germany.

Its dual training and education structure is modelled after the German VET system. The centre in Marrakesh is managed by the Chamber of Skilled Crafts Marrakesh-Safi. Students are employed by skilled crafts enterprises as apprentices and spend one day a week in training and education at the centre.

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The Training and Development Centers of the Bavarian Employers' Associations (bfz) have been supporting the autonomous Kurdish government since August 2016 in providing refugees and internally displaced persons with a professional perspective in Northern Iraq.

In view of the armed conflicts in the immediate neighborhood and the need for refugees and displaced persons to generate income quickly, vocational training will focus on short training courses.

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Création Gross GmbH & Co. KG is one of the leading menswear producing companies in Germany. In the near future the company intends to establish a Joint-Venture in Ukraine in the region Zakarpattya.

In the frame of a with sequa, which began in August 2016, Création Gross supports in cooperation with a local vocation education school and a clothing company in Vinohradiv the Ukrainian clothing industry by establishing a modern qualification program for vocation education training for managers, specialist, tailors, students and teachers.

On November 15, 2016 sequa starts its 4th Ideas competion 2016. Interested companies are inviited to submit their project proposals to sequa by December 31, 2016.

In principle, all proposals on development-related issues will be considered by sequa. 

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On October 11, 2016 sequa organised an exchange of experiences of the qualification initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for refugees in Germany at the Hansemann Training Center operated by the Chamber of Crafts (HWK) Dortmund. More than 30 representatives from chambers, associations and educational institutions of the overall 34 sub-projects attended the event and used the opportunity to learn more about good practice, problems and possible improvements.

The main objective of each project is to give young refugees the opportunity to complete a regular apprenticeship in German companies. For this purpose it is important to clarify diverse questions such as: How to find suitable participants and training organisations, how to handle the heterogeneity of the attendees, how to organise the support during the vocational training, how to deal with intercultural and psychosocial problems, how to organise the cooperation with vocational schools and the employment agency, how to integrate volunteers? The participants of the event used the opportunity to exchange views and benefits from mutual experiences and approaches referring to these issues in small group rounds. Furthermore, each group developed recommendations for the design of programmes supporting the quali-fication of refugees.