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Association: Germany is missing annually 10,000 engineers

November 12, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

Berlin (dpa) In Germany, few engineers are still being trained. This is indicated by the Association of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology (VDE).

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Over the next ten years, according to a VDErund Association study, there are 100,000 electrical engineers missing.
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According to an association study, about 100,000 electrical engineers are missing in the next ten years. We will have to make an effort to increase the number of electrical engineers through migration, said the president of the association, Gunther Kegel. Above all, middle market traders were looking more and more abroad, immigration of skilled workers should be easier.

In addition, older workers should continue to work as pensioners, Kegel said. We should also inspire one or the other, but do a little more.

With an unemployment rate of just under 2.2%, engineers in Germany are practically full-time. That many still interrupt their studies because they are ill-prepared. Basic education in mathematics is very bad, you have to recover a lot at the university, criticized Kegel.

The VDE celebrates its 125th anniversary in Berlin. As a technical and scientific association, for example, it develops standards for electrical equipment.

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