Out of a total of 15,000 apprenticeship places in Berlin, more than 7,000 are still vacant this summer, especially in the crafts, said the SPD politician on Tuesday during a visit to the Fachgemeinschaft Bau training centre in Marienfelde. She said that the crafts deserve more attention when it comes to choosing a profession. Now was the right time to decide in favour of it.
Giffey promotes training in the craft professions
Berlin's Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey has promoted apprenticeships in the crafts.
"Huge demand for craftsman services"
Economics Senator Stephan Schwarz (non-party) also pointed to the job prospects: "If you look at the next few years in perspective, we will always have a huge demand for craftsmen's services," he said. Craft professions are absolutely crisis-proof, he said. "That was not always the case. We also had a lot of unemployed craftsmen in the 80s. But that will not happen in the next few years."