Newsletter no. 1/2021: Enabling Skilled Immigration through Recognition
Dear Reader,
Welcome to the new issue of the ‘Make it in Germany’ newsletter. Keep up to date with the key developments in the field of immigration of skilled workers in Germany. Your "Make it in Germany"-team wishes you an enjoyable read!
In the spotlight
Anerkennung von Qualifikationen
The recognition of professional qualifications acquired abroad is of great importance for successful integration into the German labour market. On the path to professional recognition, those seeking recognition have access to various options and a wide range of information and counselling centres to support them in the process.
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Figure of the month
residence permits for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications were issued in 2019. This corresponds to an increase of 596 persons (46.6 per cent) compared to the previous year.
Updates on Make it in Germany
Marah is an IT specialist from Syria and lives now in Germany. She explains how she found a job and how the Make it in Germany website helped her to start a career in Germany!
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You come from Great Britain and would like to live, work or study in Germany? You are an employer and would like to hire a skilled worker from the United Kingdom? In the new section "Information on Brexit" you will find answers to the most important questions about Brexit.
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Guest articles
Throughout Germany, various institutions and authorities carry out recognition procedures of foreign professional qualifications. One of them is the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB). In a short interview, Ms. Elisabeth Sonnenschein, deputy head of department, reports on the task of the ZAB.
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"UBAconnect" is an offer for companies looking for skilled workers from the industrial-technical, commercial or skilled trades sectors. It is part of the project "Unternehmen Berufsanerkennung" which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and was launched at the end of 2020 together with the Chambers of Industry and Commerce.
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