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Our Network for Joint Success

With our welcome service, companies and non-native professional can turn to Fachkraft im Fokus for answers to all questions pertaining to finding and hiring non-native professionals and refugees, credential recognition and advanced training, and operational integration.

Our welcome service advisers provide information according to the individual needs of companies and non-native professionals, guide them in problem-solving, and introduce them to the proper points of contact regarding integration into the labor market.

Institutions and projects that want to support our non-native and refugee integration network and would like to become welcome service partners are invited to do so. For further information, please contact us.

Jobbrücke PLUS

The project network "Jobbrücke PLUS" is coordinated by AWO SPI gGmbH

Target Groups: adult asylum applicants who are fit to work, people permitted access to the labor market, refugees with residence permits, and young refugees

Goals: Professional integration of asylum seekers and refugees, improvement of integration opportunities for young refugees in apprenticeships, provision of participants in ESF-BAMF language courses, increasing the willingness to hire in regional companies, improved sustainability of employment and training for the above-mentioned target groups, and technical training in government employment offices, job centers, and local governments

Offering: labor-market centered individual consultation and coaching, occupational credentialing with language support, competency assessment, practical tradecraft testing, professional orientation, job and apprenticeship placement, support for participants and companies during credentialing and employment/apprenticeship phases, and technical training of government employment offices and job centers as it pertains to the above-mentioned groups' access to the labor markets

IQ Netzwerk Sachsen-Anhalt

IQ Netzwerk Sachsen-Anhalt (coordinated by Caritas) is a part of the nationwide subsidy program "Integration durch Qualifizierung" (IQ). Since 2005, this program has worked toward the goal of improving labor market access for people with migrant backgrounds. One focal point is that professional credentials obtained in foreign countries, regardless of their nominal title, should more frequently lead to employment commensurate with the employee's level of education.

The perception of migrants is often negative. It is not merely for the sake of cultural diversity that it's important to reduce discrimination and make note of migrants' potential to contribute, but also in order to successfully integrate those people into the domestic labor market. Building and maintaining intercultural competence among labor market stakeholders has therefore been a consistent goal of the IQ subsidy program.

Fields of Action

People with professional credentials acquired abroad who are confronted with questions about credential recognition and qualifications can, after the requisite analysis, obtain orientation and information on current procedural paths, requirements for recognition, and the corresponding procedural stakeholders (pilot function).

The Saxony-Anhalt labor network focuses on:

  • Consultation
  • Qualification
  • Intercultural orientation and openness, anti-discrimination measures, and diversity

At the "Anerkennungs- und Qualifizierungsberatung" IQ service points, advice-seekers can obtain competent consultation on supplemental qualification acquisition and remediation in order to receive full recognition of their credentials and find employment commensurate with their qualifications.

The "Qualifizierung im Kontext des Anerkennungsgesetzes" IQ service points are responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing professional qualification measures for people with foreign credentials. With such qualifications, the path to full recognition of preexisting credentials and adequate integration to labor markets is levelled.

The "Interkulturelle Orientierung / Öffnung, Antidiskriminierung und Diversity" IQ service points organize the establishment and further development of labor market stakeholders' intercultural competence. The primary beneficiaries of such measures are job centers, government employment offices, local governments, and small- and medium-sized businesses (KMU).

The program is subsidized with funds provided by the Federal Ministry for Labor and Social Services (BMAS) and the European Social Fund (ESF). The program's implementation partners are the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Agency for Employment (BA).

Saxony-Anhalt Network of Immigrant Organizations (LAMSA) e.V.

LAMSA represents the political, social and cultural interests of people with migrant backgrounds in Saxony-Anhalt.

LAMSA's areas of focus:

  • Initial intergration of migrants
  • Language instruction
  • Migrant political participation
  • Migrant integration into the labor market
  • Intercultural education efforts
  • Volunteerism for and by migrants

 Some of their most important responsibilities include:

  • Representing the interests of people with migrant backgrounds
  • Advising and securing professional qualifications for migrants
  • Strengthening and networking migrant organizations
  • Intercultural and religious dialogue
  • Professional exchange with stakeholders
  • Language instruction

In the area of labor market integration, LAMSA advises and guides young migrants on the path to work-study programs. Further, companies are advised to ensure intercultural understanding.