Schwerin (dpa/mv) - According to the DGB Nord, insufficient career advice and deficiencies in training often make it difficult for young people to start their careers in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and to recruit skilled workers in companies. As can be seen from the training report presented by the trade union federation in Schwerin on Tuesday, only 27 percent of the trainees surveyed saw the school-based careers orientation as helpful. However, only a third of the school leavers took advantage of the additional counseling services offered by the Employment Agency. According to the survey, 23 percent of the apprentices in the north-east took up training in a profession that did not suit them.
The DGB Nord also referred to shortcomings in teaching. According to the training report, more than a quarter of trainees regularly work overtime, often unpaid. Many young people also stated that they were entrusted with tasks that had nothing to do with their education. Apprentices have a right to high-quality training. "This does not require overtime, but qualified professional guidance beyond making coffee and mowing the lawn," emphasized Wiebke Oetken, district youth secretary of the DGB Nord.
The result of the training report shows that many companies still have to work hard to secure their next generation of professionals. "Poor training conditions and the refusal attitude of many employers when it comes to takeovers do not fit in with the public lamentations about the shortage of skilled workers," said the trade unionist.