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Welcome to our 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

Vocational training in Germany

The German system of dual vocational training is known internationally and is regarded as a model. Nevertheless, training places in German companies remain unfilled. Attracting trainees from abroad is therefore one way of counteracting this development. At the same time, vocational training offers those from abroad who are interested in training a longer-term career perspective in Germany.

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Figure of the month

521,900 persons

concluded a new training agreement in 2018. This was 6,200 or 1.2% more than in the previous year.

Source: Federal Statistical Office, 2019
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Updates on Make it in Germany

Information on the new Skilled Immigration Act

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Have you already heard of the new Skilled Immigration Act? From 2020 onwards, this Act will improve the provisions for qualified professionals from countries outside the European Union.

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New expert video: How can I extend my visa?

What do you do once you have completed your studies in Germany? Or if you have come to Germany to look for work or travelled there on a 3-month working visa? Our expert from the Essen immigration office provides you with reliable information on how you can extend your visa or residence permit in these cases.

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Guest article

Thuringia shares its experience on recruiting apprentices from abroad

Training young people helps companies obtain the skilled labour they need. The consequences of demographic change are already having a visible impact on the training market. This means that the business community needs to find new ways to attract skilled labour. The German Land of Thuringia, for example, has launched a funding programme that has enabled local companies hire apprentices from Vietnam.

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