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Volkswagen prepares young refugees for career entry

Volkswagen vocational training in Wolfsburg has once again prepared a group of young refugees for their entry into working life. During the so-called entry qualification, they learned basic craft skills in six weeks, for example metalworking, soldering or vehicle maintenance. The young men from Syria and Sudan are thus well prepared for their entry into a skilled trades apprenticeship.

The program runs for a total of one year. It is being run jointly by Volkswagen and the Regional Vocational Training Association (RVA). The RVA organizes initial in-company training in the Wolfsburg/Gifhorn/Helmstedt area for people who have so far tried unsuccessfully to find an apprenticeship.

"As part of the introductory qualification program, the young refugees receive language instruction, an internship in a small company and further training at Volkswagen. The program is very successful and has so far placed more than 40 people in apprenticeships," says RVA Managing Director Kristin Panse. There are also already jobs for the three young men, she added.

Volkswagen Group Refugee Aid supports the program. "Good vocational training is also the basis for a successful career for refugees and thus integration into society. That's why we are committed to the program," says the project manager of Volkswagen Group Refugee Aid, Oliver Braun.

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