Berlin (dts news agency) – In view of the precarious economic situation, the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) wants to extend the start of the new apprenticeship year into December. DIHK President Eric Schweitzer told the news magazine “Focus” that “there will be significantly fewer training contracts this year than last year”. At the same time, the head of the association emphasized that training could also be started beyond September 1st.
“We will try intensively until the end of the year to bring young people and companies together – which has hardly been possible in the last few months. And we will motivate companies to train even under difficult conditions,” Schweitzer told “Focus”. The aim remains that the young people receive an offer for training.