In Germany, professional apprenticeship and development is a very important topic. Besides, having a completed professional training, often additional qualifications have to be acquired and additional internships have to be made. In case that your professional certification was only recognised partly, professional development can make the difference. In the end it might lead to a complete recognition of your occupational certificate. Professional development seminars are continuously offered to keep the employees up-to date.
There is a number of different qualification- and professional development possibilities:
- courses and seminars
- conversion programs
- study (distance learning)
- online portals
The Federal Labour Agency of Germany, local Job Centres as well as several institutions for professional development, are mainly responsible for this topic.
The following institutions offer occupational counselling concerning professional development: Many advanced technical colleges, universities, migration counselling offices as well as the IQ-Network organisation (support programme „Integration through Qualification“).
Down below is the up-to-date flyer made by the IQ-Network:
- Flyer IQ NetzwerkPDF-Datei: (PDF, 6.1 MB)