ABC - Activation, Counseling, Coaching of migrants for Entry into health and care professions

Due to the ongoing demographic change, there is currently a shortage of skilled workers in the health care and wellbeing professions. According to a current study by the consulting company PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Darmstadt Economic Research Institute (WifOR), 480,000 nurses and nursing assistants will be missing in the care sector in 2030. According to a forecast by the BMG, the shortage of skilled workers in the health and care sector will be exacerbated by the fact that the number of people in need of care in Germany will almost double between 2010 and 2050 (from 2.42 to 4.37 million). At the same time, as the proportion of patients of foreign origin increases, so does the need for specialists from other cultures. Bilingualism and intercultural competence will be increasingly in demand here, in line with the requirements of culturally sensitive care.

The Project

The impending shortage of personnel in the health and care sector can be countered with the targeted training of people whose potential is not sufficiently exploited to do justice for the shortage of skilled workers. The project brings together two fundamental social responsibilities: on the one hand, covering the current need for skilled workers and securing future skilled workers in the non-academic health and care sector, on the other hand, the professional integration of migrants of the age groups of young people under 25 years of age and young adults over 25 years of age, especially women. The project aims to lead young school dropouts to occupations in which people with a migration background have so far been numerically underrepresented and in which a shortage of skilled workers has been forecast for the coming years or decades. Likewise, the chances of women with a migration background to enter a professional life should be improved or their return to work should be made easier. Particular attention should be paid to women who already have a foreign school certificate or vocational qualification and are therefore directly available to the German training and labor market.

Target Group

Aims of the Project

Training occupations in the health and care sector

Contact: TDG Foundation