How companies contribute to market development through practice-oriented training programs in emerging and developing countries

At production and sales locations in emerging and developing countries, companies are often confronted with a shortage of skilled workers. Low quality and low practical relevance of vocational training, a lack of training culture and a poor reputation of technical professions make the search for qualified specialists a central challenge. For companies, this means higher recruitment and recruiting costs, lower quality of production, and higher costs for repairs or servicing.

Companies that invest locally in inclusive training systems counteract this bottleneck and contribute to the development of important future markets in the long term. The involvement of state institutions, associations and other companies offers large, but especially medium-sized companies the opportunity to sustainably anchor the training of skilled workers in emerging and developing countries.

The corporAID Multilogue "Skills training for new markets" showed by means of good practice examples,

  • approaches that companies can use to develop and train skilled workers at their locations in emerging and developing countries;
  • how the availability of professionals contributes to market development;
  • which support instruments can be used to support such specialist qualification.

Impulses & discussion

Julian Fassler | Project manager for international apprenticeship training, ALPLA
Maria-Anna Fernández | Consultant, donor committee for dual vocational training DC dVET
Tobias Joseph | Africa Sales Manager, Blum
Michael König | Coordinator for Development Cooperation, Land Vorarlberg
Bernhard Weber | Managing Director, ICEP

Time & Place

Tuesday, 12th of November 2019, 15.00 to about 17.00 clock
Julius Blum GmbH, Industriestraße 1, 6973 Höchst

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This corporAID Multilogue took place in cooperation with Blum. Logo of Julius Blum GmbH