The reason for the training gap is a failure of the market – An unheard proposal for a structural problem
The ZDF’s heute journal of 30.07.2020 featured Bernd Mosebach’s report on the topic of “training in the coronavirus crisis“. The focus was on the annual challenge of bringing together prospective apprentices with training companies to increase the number of training agreements. It is undisputed that a number of reasons can prevent training agreements from being signed. One of the most important, however, is the failure of the market: there is an information gap between the two groups, which is why young people and company representatives are systematically unable to find each other. This is also why they are unable to exchange information with the other side and coordinate their behaviour. Eventually, they are unable to prepare and conclude a training agreement.