Magdeburg (dpa/sa) - According to the state government, the situation on the training market in Saxony-Anhalt is slowly returning to normal. "The last few years have been strongly influenced by the general conditions of the corona pandemic. This has had a major impact on training in Saxony-Anhalt," said Secretary of State Susi Möbbeck on Tuesday after the cabinet meeting in Magdeburg. In the first half of the year, 4549 training contracts were concluded with the four commercial chambers in the country. That was 2.4 percent more than in the same period of the previous year and 4.4 percent more than in the first half of 2019. Despite the declining number of applicants, it is hoped that a good 10,000 training contracts will again be concluded this year.
The Annual Monitor for Vocational Training 2021 presented by Möbbeck shows that the hiring rate by the company's own training center was 79 percent last year. That is higher than the national average. Applicants also have a good choice of careers, said Möbbeck. "There are currently 133 positions for 100 applicants, so there is also an opportunity here to actually choose between professions." According to the information, more authorized companies will have trained in 2021.
The situation is particularly tense in the elderly care sector. "Here we have declining numbers, although at the same time the need in the health professions is increasing overall and especially in the area of geriatric care." In order to meet this growing demand, the state government is launching a new model project. Young people are to be offered socio-educational support and learning aids.