PROFI - ADEQUATE INTEGRATION INTO THE GERMAN JOB MARKET

ABOUT PROFI

The potential of refugees with a degree in the region is often not realised because they do not find jobs that reflect their educational background in the job market. PROFI specifically addresses this issue at Trier University of Applied Sciences and creates offers to facilitate entering the job market with a job that is adequate for the educational background.

Our offers: Application and career coaching, specialist courses and support with technical language as well as workshops on work-related soft skills are offered. We also advise on individual and shortened study opportunities with a prior degree from the home country. PROFI also supports networking with regional companies and local authorities. For this purpose, we work closely together with companies, local authorities, employment agencies and job centres. We also cooperate with different projects and institutions at Trier University of Applied Sciences (e.g. WelcomeIntegraCareer Service).

Added value for the region: Through PROFI, Trier University of Applied Sciences becomes more diverse, flexible and sustainable. At the same time the program contributes to the sustainable internationalization of the region.

PROFI is currently being developed. The first offers are expected to be available from fall 2020. You can find more details about Our Initiatives below.

Who can profit from PROFI?

PROFI is aimed at refugees who are looking for a job that is appropriate for their educational background.

PROFI is primarily aimed at refugees who are academics and have a degree from a foreign country (not Germany).

Persons who can also participate in the program depending on capacity: 

  • refugees who are currently studying
  • refugees with a German degree 
  • refugees with a completed apprenticeship who want to further qualify
  • international and German students at Trier University of Applied Sciences 

German language skills of at least B1+ / B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages should have already been achieved.

If German language skills are not yet available at this level, they can be acquired through our continuing education program. If you would like to improve your German language skills towards C1, INTEGRA also offers you a good compact course program.

PROFI: Our initiatives

Application and career coaching

The Career Service of Trier University of Applied Sciences has already built up a wide range of advice and event offers, which can also be used by international students and, thanks to the generous cooperation with the Career Service, also by refugees in the three projects Welcome, INTEGRA and PROFI.

PROFI provides additional offers especially for refugees in the programs Welcome, INTEGRA and PROFI as well as by capacity for international and German students. Professional application and career coaching is offered in the winter semester. This will cover the following areas, among others:

  • Life Coaching: What are my career goals
  • Recognising the own competences and qualifications
  • Application training & job interviews
  • Social Media | Career portals
  • Talk format with successful people from the field
  • Time Management

If you are interested in this offer, feel free to register for our newsletter and you will be the first to know when the offers start! Just send your name, status as a refugee and your email address to profi(at)umwelt-campus.de.

Additional qualifications: soft skills and further professional qualification

We are currently developing offers that enhance both social and professional skills and thus give you a decisive advantage over your competitors. These can be attended as individual modules or as comprehensive certificates. The following areas are currently being developed:

  • Diversity and assertiveness in the German labour market, e.g. intercultural communication, diversity & gender, sustainable economy, rhetoric and presentation practice, mediation and conflict management
  • International and digital business communication and marketing
  • The International Law Certificate can already be taken with previous knowledge of law
  • Development of your own business idea and your own brand: There is already a multitude of skills and offers through the founding office of Trier University of Applied Sciences, which can also be used by refugees and international students. Additional offers for refugees in the Welcome, INTEGRA and PROFI programmes (and based on capacity for international and German students) are being planned.
  • Media competence, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Social Media
  • Scientific work, e.g. learning strategies, correct citation, literature research (via INTEGRA)
  • Currently, the development of practice-oriented multi-semester certificates for refugees with a degree from their country of origin is also under development. If you are interested in such a certificate, please contact us at ml.brunner(at)umwelt-campus.de. We will try to consider your field of study.

If you are interested in this offer, feel free to register for our newsletter and you will be the first to know when the offers start! Just send your name, status as a refugee and your email address to profi(at)umwelt-campus.de.

Please feel free to contact us also if you would like further offers in other areas.

Practical experience: Regional networking with companies

Trier University of Applied Sciences has already built up a wide range of competences and experience in this field, which can also be used by refugees. The Career Service (consulting, events & workshops, job exchange, start-up office) as well as the company contact fairs of Trier University of Applied Sciences offer a wide range of opportunities for networking and career entry.

PROFI would like to expand these competences, offers and projects especially for refugees in the programmes Welcome, INTEGRA and PROFI and based on capacity for international and German students.

In this context, we are currently looking for companies interested in cooperating with refugees and international students - We have compiled the advantages and possibilities for cooperation for you

If you are interested in a cooperation, please contact us at profi(at)umwelt-campus.de!

 

We gladly mediate between companies and refugees in the programmes Welcome, INTEGRA and PROFI as well as international students of Trier University of Applied Sciences.

Consultations for refugees: Your individual path to work

We will be happy to advise you and help you to find your individual way into the job.

  • Do you have a recognised degree or training but cannot find a job that is suitable for your education?
  • Do you have a degree from your country of origin which is not fully recognised?
  • You have completed part of your studies in your country of origin and would like to continue studying?
  • You have a university entrance qualification and would like to study in Germany?
  • You have an apprenticeship and would like to obtain further qualifications or prepare for your career start?

We help you to consider your options!

You are welcome to make an individual appointment at profi(at)umwelt-campus.de. Please briefly explain your background and the goal you are pursuing. Please also send a scan or photo of your school graduation and, if applicable, your university degree so that we can check options in advance.

In addition, the Career Service of Trier University of Applied Sciences also offers advisory services for students of Trier University of Applied Sciences.

Currently, the development of practice-oriented additional qualifications for refugees with a degree from their country of origin is in the process of being established.

Digital learning: Useful links and webinars on various topics

Studying, working and living in Germany

Application Tips & Business Etiquette

Job offers & company contact fairs

Diversity and intercultural communication

Online Training Formats (German and Englisch offers)

  • MOOCs as a free learning platform
  • Ted Talks 20 min. talks on different topics 

(Trier University of Applied Sciences is not responsible for the content of external websites and accepts no liability for such content).

Contact

Contact

Marie-Louise Brunner, M.A.
Project manager
Birkenfeld | Building 9916 | Room 43
profi(at)umwelt-campus.de
If you would like to discuss any issues by phone, please send me a short email with a request for a call.

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Pioneers in the region

As one of only 16 projects, our PROFI program was approved in spring 2020. We are very proud to be one of the few pioneers in the South-West of Germany with our three locations at Trier University of Applied Sciences. 

 

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