Our ability is to solve problems ourselves. Our obstacle is waiting too long.
Politicians, companies, and associations complain about the shortage of skilled workers. Daily.
The constant influx and easier entry opportunities for skilled workers are supposed to fill the holes that are visible in every industry. Regardless of whether it’s in industry, healthcare, or services – skilled workers are needed everywhere.
The fact is that well-trained skilled workers stay in their own country unless there is a war, flight, and displacement. Here, the priority can and must be first and foremost the reception and accommodation of people who are suffering the most. However, it takes a long time for these people to integrate into the labor market. We at the Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft für Arbeit und Beschäftigung are concerned with securing work and employment in Germany. We are not a government organization and are not affiliated with any political party. We seek pragmatic and sustainable approaches. Together with you, the decision-makers in the German economy.
One such approach is to develop and promote one’s own resources. Namely our schools and thus our children and young people. We are currently experiencing the greatest paradigm shift since the end of the Second World War. Lockdown, changing perceptions of values and expectations of working life are just the tip of the iceberg as far as challenges are concerned.
With „Kids Ocean Race,“ let’s work together to help foster the drive for success and achievement in our youth and provide an incentive to rise above. And yes, we can only make a small contribution at first. But it’s a start to a cross-industry, cross-company alliance that will increase the opportunities for our country. In this spirit, I thank you for your support.