The Osnabrück - Emsland - Grafschaft Bentheim Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomed 120 participants to the premiere of the "Vocational Training and Bandura" event, a German-Ukrainian evening in the top floor of the warehouse in Osnabrück. In addition to presentations on the topics of vocational training and continuing education, there was a roundtable discussion with representatives of regional training companies.
"The idea behind our 'Vocational Training and Bandura' format is to get people talking casually about the opportunities for vocational training in the region and the recognition of Ukrainian vocational qualifications. We provide tips on how to get started in the German labor market and offer the opportunity for networking," said Dr. Maria Deuling, who is responsible for internal quality management and controlling in the IHK's vocational training and continuing education department. In this context, Holger Meyer and Angelina Koppenborg, as industrial and commercial training managers at Kesseböhmer, gave the guests tips for finding the right training: "It's important to find out about the profession in advance and do internships."
The evening was accompanied by live Ukrainian music by the group "Svite" from Hanover. The three artists sang to the sounds of piano and bandura, a Ukrainian lute instrument. Afterwards, the guests had the opportunity to taste typical Ukrainian specialties and exchange ideas. The participants showed great interest in dual training: "Many guests took notes during the presentations or took photos of the slides. In the conversations during and after the event, it became clear how great the need was for practical information and a platform to ask individual questions," said a pleased Anastasija Daut, IHK Project Coordinator Ukraine, who moderated "Vocational Training and Bandura".