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04/28/2022

sequaForum 2022 A01: Skilled workers from third countries

Editorial

In August 2020, I wanted to commission a plumbing company to replace an old sewage pipe made of cast iron. However, although I am a regular customer of the company, they refused my request.

The Reason: The job was complicated and all the skilled workers were booked out.

It was only one and a half years later that a craftsman was able to carry out the work. Another example: Because of the exploding energy prices, I decided to invest in a photovoltaic system. I want to offer my tenants cheap and green electricity and reduce the overall energy costs of my building. The contract is large and lucrative, but not easy to execute. All the companies I asked turned it down: they were fully booked and had no capacity for work until the end of 2023 (!).

Personal experiences of this kind can be heard everywhere. Trade and industry are desperately looking for skilled workers. The demographic development will intensify the shortage even more. At the same time, the energy turnaround has to be tackled, which will drive the order situation even higher. Skilled occupations in the craft trade are exciting and varied enough to attract apprentices to this non-academic career path. In addition, skilled workers from abroad can come to us and strengthen companies. We at sequa help with this - as always together with partners. In this issue of sequaForum, we report on initial success stories and plans for the future.

Gebhard Weiss
Managing Director sequa

 

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Publications

Typical Projects

SME Development - Strengthening Economic Organisations in Armenia

SMEDA is a sub-project of the GIZ programme Private Sector Development and Vocational Training in the South Caucasus which has been running in Armenia since 2016 and co-financed by the EU. Since December 2017 sequa has been involved in this project with a component aimed at improving the dialogue between business associations and chambers and…

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Promotion of dual training in the building trade in Rwanda

Since November 2014, the German Koblenz Chamber of Crafts (HWK) has been running a vocational training partnership in Rwanda. Together with the Rwandan Construction Association and selected vocational training centres, four construction occupations are being tested to see how the Rwandan private sector can be more closely involved in the planning…

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Formados - Vocational training promotion in Ecuador

Practice-oriented vocational training for young people in Ecuador - that is the aim of the Formados initiative. For 5 years now, the project has been promoting dialogue between the private sector and the public sector in Ecuador in the field of dual training. To this end, 8 training courses are being implemented, thus improving the competitiveness…

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SMART Myanmar

Project Brief: SMART Myanmar 2.0, a four-year project funded by the European Union, was launched in January 2016. It aims to improve the production and consumption of sustainably produced garments from Myanmar. This will be achieved by extending and improving the best practice mechanisms developed and implemented within the framework of the…

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K to 12 Plus

The project K to 12 PLUS is an initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development to support the educational reform K to 12 in the Philippines. The German-Philippine Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GPCCI) is introducing elements of dual training in the Technical-Vocational-Exit Track of Senior High Schools alongside…

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Internship abroad within the hairdresser training in Italy

With the help of the financial support of the EU Erasmus+ programme and the organisation of the Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Stade Chamber of Crafts, the trainees Leonie Krämer and Burhan Mustafa were able to complete a three-week internship at a hairdressing salon in Florence, Italy. Thus linguistic and intercultural authority could be developed and the…

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Sustainable Traning and Education (STEP)

The project is intended to support educational planning and quality assurance for the effective management of educational reform in Ethiopia. At the level of vocational schools and universities, model institutions are being promoted in the sense of a lighthouse approach in order to offer quality-oriented training geared to the needs of the labour…

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Tunisia Employment Pact

 

Since 2011, the Federal Republic of Germany has been supporting Tunisia's promotion of employment through the Transformation Partnership for North Africa. The name of the programme "Tunisia Employment Pact" reflects the will to combine the strengths and initiatives of the public sector and the private sector. The common goal is to create jobs,…

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Factory superstar - how mobile apps can change the lives of women in the apparel industry in Myanmar

sequa was commissioned by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) within the framework of the regional programme "Labour and Social Standards in the Textile and Clothing Sector in Asia (especially Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan and China) - SLGS" to implement a project focusing on the empowerment of women workers in…

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Entrepreneurs' Association Partnership in Middle East Region and North Africa

The company Global Project Partners e.V. (GPP) started a partnership project applied for by sequa at the BMZ in 2015, which links the Association of German Women Entrepreneurs (VdU) and five women entrepreneurs' associations from the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa).  The project supports female entrepreneurs in the target region through…

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Switch to Green

The SWITCH to Green initiative implemented by the European Union is intended to contribute to the EU's objective of promoting a "green economy". This should generate growth, create jobs and contribute to poverty reduction. By supporting market opportunities for cleaner technologies, energy and resource efficiency, low-carbon development while…

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Forests to promote a good (investment) climate Viet Nam: sequa and ForestFinance support sustainable forest management

Well cultivated round timber – the wood from which high-quality furniture for the international market is manufactured – is in
short supply in Viet Nam, which means the country has to rely on expensive imports. In addition, if Viet Nam is to be competitive in the global market, it must achieve sustainability certification in line with standards…

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