Executive Symposium of the Competence Center Economic Education:
Educators discuss how to best assist students in their transition from school to work
Künzelsau. Around 100 teachers and principals met for the seventh Executive Symposium of the Competence Center Economic Education at Freie Schule Anne-Sophie on 15 and 16 November 2013. The symposium focused on the question of how to make a successful transition from school to work and how schools can assist their students in starting their professional careers.
"The new curricula are designed to improve the focus on possible career paths at all secondary schools providing general education. By adopting occupational orientation as our guiding principle and offering the subject 'Economics/Occupational and Academic Orientation', we would like to better support students leaving school and starting their professional lives," said Andreas Stoch, Member of the Landtag and Minister for Education, Youth and Sports of Baden-Württemberg. In his presentation, the minister gave an overview of the new curriculum 2015.
Prof. em. Dr. Klaus Klemm, Professor of Empirical Educational Research and Planning at University of Duisburg-Essen until 2007, discussed the opportunities and risks of a training guarantee on the part of the state and pointed out the impact of demographic development on the labor market. Dr. Susanne Felger of the coordination office "Transition from school to work" of the town of Weinheim demonstrated what successful educational management could look like using Weinheim as an example.
Based on the information provided during the presentations, the symposium participants exchanged their ideas and experiences during workshops.
Competence Center Economic Education
The Competence Center Economic Education Baden-Württemberg is an initiative of entrepreneur Professor Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth, which was called into being under the umbrella of the Würth Foundation in 2005. The main aim of the Competence Center is bringing schools closer to economic topics. The Competence Center is cooperating closely with the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, Youth and Sports of Baden-Württemberg.