Wiesbaden (dpa/lhe) - In the 2021/22 school year, more young people in Hesse started vocational training again. Their number rose by 1.3 percent to around 33,000, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Wiesbaden on Saturday from the current "Results report of the integrated training reporting". However, this could not compensate for the decline of a tenth in the previous school year, which was shaped by corona.
Hesse's Economics Minister Tarek Al-Wazir (Greens) pointed out the great need for professionally trained specialists: "A good education is the best start to professional life and opens up all career paths up to university even without a high school diploma."
According to the Economics Ministry, in the 2021/22 school year in Hesse, 97,810 girls and boys began qualifying with various educational goals after completing lower secondary school. That was 0.9 percent less than a year earlier. 46,620 of them opted for a vocational qualification through school or company training. 37,960 chose the path to the Abitur or Fachabitur. 13,240 switched to training and pre-employment measures.
The state has set up the "Alliance for Education Hessen" to strengthen vocational training. Local authorities, associations, trade unions and labor administration all take part in this. For example, the internet portal dualebildung-hessen.de provides information about the possibilities of dual training.