The Ausbildungscampus project is a collaborative effort to support young refugees and other young people in their journey towards vocational training and integration into society.
HELP INTO VOCATIONAL TRAINING
The Ausbildungscampus is a project that aims to support young refugees and other young people in their journey towards vocational training and integration into society. The project brings together cooperation partners, volunteers, authorities, institutions, and organisations in one place to facilitate communication and exchange between young people, employers, and authorities.
The concept for the Ausbildungscampus was developed at the beginning of 2016 at the round table "Refugees and Training" of the Citizens' Foundation Stuttgart, involving a wide range of stakeholders. The result was the creation of an organisation in which all the important players work together to help target groups integrate more quickly, easily, and in a needs-oriented way. The Ausbildungscampus serves as a contact point for tutoring, mentoring, and psychological counselling, as well as a learning centre with a language café and other competence development projects. In addition, the project works closely with the aid organisation WOLJA to provide care for Ukrainian refugees who have arrived since the war in Ukraine. Companies can also seek advice from the Ausbildungscampus to clarify the process of hiring refugees.
TARGETED AND INTEGRATED SUPPORT
The Ausbildungscampus programme has wide-reaching impacts. By offering targeted guidance, it helps people in need to secure internships and placements in training programmes. Psychological counselling services help to cultivate a sense of stability, which people carry forward with them in their studies or training programmes. Mentors also provide refugees with intercultural knowledge and exchange, and the support provided at the Training Campus leads to fewer dropouts. This project has been nominated for the Integration Award by Angela Merkel as one of the ten best integration projects nationwide 2019, and received the Seal of Excellence for Commitment 2021 by govolunteer.com, as well as an Honorary Prize by the City of Stuttgart for Mr. Fasihi (a volunteer at Ausbildungscampus) in 2022.