A status analysis of educational transitions in the West Palatinate

A status analysis of educational transitions in the West Palatinate

Our primary goal is to ensure the long-term availability of skilled workers in the region. For this purpose, the present work force potential in the area in particular must be better utilised. As a reference for our activities in this field, the Entwicklungsagentur Rheinland-Pfalz [Rhineland-Palatinate Development Agency] created a background study on our behalf in 2013, called Perspektiven der Wirtschafts- und Bildungsregion Westpfalz [Perspectives of the West Palatinate business and education region].

This study focused on the demographically caused changes in the supply of skilled workers as well as the existing activities to improve the educational transitions of young people from the region. The Development Agency carried out a detailed literature and Internet research as well as several interviews with mainly regional experts. More than 60 projects and initiatives were identified, which are, for example, focused on the success of school transitions, the next generation of academics and the management of skilled employees. The overview illustrates the diversity of activities, but also identified needs for optimization and therefore serves as a basis for further work of the regional actors in this segment.

Project period: March 2013 - October 2013

Project partner: Entwicklungsagentur Rheinland-Pfalz e.v.

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