BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – Representatives of politics and business have given school leavers courage despite the difficult corona situation. “The universities and colleges have kept their range of courses stable. Even if they have otherwise switched to digital teaching, presence events have often been set up for the first semester to make it easier for them to get started,” said Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek (CDU) of the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung “(” FAS “).
The President of the University Rectors’ Conference, Peter-Andr Alt, added in an interview with the newspaper: “The chances of getting a place to study in the winter semester are very good at the moment.” The quota of admission-free courses has risen again slightly, and “due to Corona, fewer prospective students from abroad should register”.
Young people on the threshold of professional life had particularly difficult months, said the managing director of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), Martin Wansleben, of the “FAS”. However, securing young talent remains a key issue for most companies. “The takeover rates after the apprenticeship are almost as high as before Corona. Although there is a sharp decline in apprenticeships in individual industries, the minus is on average around seven percent lower than expected in the spring. We expect this that there is still a lot going on here with a two to three month delay, “said Wansleben./sax/DP/nas