The 10th apprenticeship fair in the Schärdinger district sports hall will be held on November 11th and 12th in the spirit of combating the shortage of skilled workers and promoting the right career choice. “47 exhibitors give a comprehensive overview of the regional apprenticeships on offer,” says Florian Grünberger, chairman of the Schärding Chamber of Commerce. In addition to regional training companies, AMS, youth service, youth at work, carpenters’ state guild, career advice, polytechnic schools and Schärding vocational school are represented. “This is a comprehensive offer that supports young people in their professional and career decisions,” says Grünberger.
There is also help with the application documents check, to which students can bring their documents, which will then be examined by two experts. In addition, the use of 3D glasses for direct discovery of the various apprenticeships and a competition are planned.
Young people are sought after and courted on the training market like never before. Apprenticeship seekers in the Schärding district can choose from more than 200 offers. Currently, 856 apprentices are being trained in 136 professions in 283 companies across the district. “Demand is unchecked,” says Grünberger. “Almost 50 percent of young people are still doing an apprenticeship,” says Harald Slaby, head of AMS Schärding. The prevailing shortage of young professionals is primarily due to demographic reasons. In the period from 2010 to 2025, the number of 15 to 17-year-olds across the country will shrink by around 10,000. For the job market expert, the Schärding apprenticeship fair is therefore “an indispensable platform that on the one hand enables companies to present themselves as attractive employers and on the other hand brings interested young people and their parents together directly with company and training managers at the exhibition stands”.
Christoph Wallenstein, representative of the polytechnic schools in the Schärding district: “The apprenticeship fair is a good opportunity to get to know a wide variety of professions in a pleasant and relaxed environment, to talk to trainers and apprentices and to obtain comprehensive information.”
Trade fair and online portal
The apprentice fair in the Schärding district sports hall will take place on Friday, November 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Saturday, November 12, from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The online apprenticeship exchange of the Chamber of Commerce and AMS is also recommended: www.ams.at/lehrstellen