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. As a private service company with the status of a public welfare institution, it provides advanced training courses for the Flensburg, Kiel and Lübeck Chambers of Industry and Commerce.
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 programmes of the Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein. Experienced lecturers and instructors communicate their knowledge taken from the job for application to the job. Hence the Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein contributes new perspectives to working life and to the economic success of the companies in the land between the North and Baltic Seas.
By offering customised, flexible seminar concepts for the employed and those searching for jobs as well as in-company training, the Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein reacts to meet each need. In the technical commercial work shops in Elmshorn, Lübeck or Itzehoe theoretical knowledge is put into practice. Special vocations are focussed on in selected locations: in Husum hotel and restaurant management as well as renewable energies, Itzehoe stands for state-of-the-art micro technology and in Lübeck intensive studies in tourism are provided. The Wirtschaftsakademie is also committed to preparing young people throughout Schleswig-Holstein for their future careers. The College of Co-operative Education and the Technical Colleges in Kiel, Lübeck and Flensburg complete the program.
The Wirtschaftsakademie's experience in Europe and internationally has contributed to the success of the educational activities in Schleswig-Holstein. Whether doctors need to be prepared to serve in Scandinavia or managers are to be schooled in the Baltic countries - the Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein possesses international time-tested know-how, which is at the same time useful for domestic offers. Co-operation in economic and scientific projects throughout the country, the elaboration of new innovative ways of learning within the scope of European projects or also exemplary assistance to those returning to or entering the Danish or German workforce - casting a look outside the box opens new horizons, new light is shed on things and new competencies result.
In recent years Wirtschaftsakademie has experience in the placement of older workers in the labour market and has taken up the issue of demography in different projects. This work is pursued in this European project involving the varied experiences of project partners from the North Sea countries, developing innovative approaches and recommendations. The Wirtschaftsakademie is responsible partner for work package 3. The main activities are
- Development and implementation of online mentor coaching and training programmes
- Test and exchange ICT tools and portals for elderly, personnel and informal care-givers
- ICT training for the elderly to increase labour participation
- Increase the number of SMEs through stimulating self-employment using ICT