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Wednesday, 15 March 2023, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany: Premier Dr. Reiner Haseloff met in the Catholic parish of Wittenberg with trainees from El Salvador, who are currently being trained as nurses in the health sector as part of a model project taking place in the City of Wittenberg, amongst other places.  

Accompanied by the Ambassador of El Salvador, Florencia Vilanova de von Oehsen, and the Mayor of Wittenberg, Torsten Zugehör, Premier Haseloff informed himself about the course of the training and integration on site in a moderated exchange of experiences after a joint visit to a trade fair. The feedback was predominantly very positive – at the present time, the vast majority of the prospective skilled workers from El Salvador plan to stay in Saxony-Anhalt after completing their training.

The training of young people from El Salvador, which has been successful so far, thus serves as a model for other projects of this kind in order to attract foreign workers to Saxony-Anhalt in the future.

The model project “Trainees for geriatric care from El Salvador” is a cooperation project between the Federal Employment Agency, the funding programme “Integration through Qualification” (IQ Network), the Embassy of El Salvador in Germany, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) as well as the respective regionally involved providers. Various regional institutions in Saxony-Anhalt, the city of Wittenberg and the state government, represented by the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Equality, are participating in the model project. The pilot project began in October 2019 and will run until September 2024.

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