Academy of Economics Schleswig-Holstein (WAK)
The academy’s branch office in Husum, Nordfriesland, Germany / © Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein GmbH
Who we are
Companies thrive and survive on the know-how of their employees. Conveying knowledge for the job is the responsibility and assignment of the Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein.
It was founded in 1967 and as a private service company with the status of a public welfare institution, it provides advanced training courses for the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Flensburg, Kiel and Lübeck. Qualified and individual consultancy provided by competent staff as well as a selection of courses tailored to meet current occupational requirements are the bases for the successful training and advanced development. By offering customised, flexible seminar concepts for the employed and those searching for jobs as well as in-company training the Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein contributes new perspectives to working life and to the economic success of companies. The Wirtschaftsakademie is also committed to preparing young people throughout Schleswig-Holstein for their future careers. The Berufsakademie (College of Co-operative Education) and the Fachschule (Technical Colleges) in Kiel, Lübeck and Flensburg complete the program.
Why we are involved in SEMPRE
In recent years, the Academy of Economics Schleswig-Holstein has gained considerable experience in successfully placing members of disadvantaged groups in the labour market. Taking on the issue of empowering these groups especially in rural areas, the SEMPRE Project profits from its European integration sharing experiences with the different participating partners from the Baltic Sea countries. By developing innovative approaches in a combined effort we can strengthen public-private cooperation in the delivery of social services.
What will be the most important result of SEMPRE?
A good integration of refugees and migrants in social life and employment particularly in rural areas.
Whom we are working with
The Academy of Economics wants to establish its Local Empowerment Network in the district of Nordfriesland, a rural area near to the Danish border. Currently, based on conflicts in the Middle East countries, the immigration rate is high. The long waiting time for admission as refugee to take part in social life and work as well as the fear of foreign cultures of parts of the general public influences the life circumstances of the end-user group. Finding solutions for a good integration we are going on to work together with different public and private organisations as well as with voluntary initiatives of the district.