Support Services by Network IQ for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

With various project partners, Network IQ supports you as an entrepreneur in finding skilled workers for your company. IQ helps with questions about the recognition of foreign professional qualifications, opening up your company to skilled workers with foreign vocational qualifications, and the integration of refugees in your company.


The free nationwide offer includes:

  • Training and consulting on the Recognition Act
    You will learn the fundamentals for the recognition of foreign vocational qualifications and procedures, and you will receive practical information about which professions need formal recognition for their professional practice.
  • Counselling on the recruitment of foreign skilled workers
    You want to hire foreign skilled workers and ask yourself how this works and what you have to consider? Network IQ supports you in the recruitment of international skilled workers and provides you with everything you need to know about the hiring process.
  • Counselling on qualifications for foreign skilled workers in the company
    Do you employ a skilled worker who does not work with you in the profession he or she has learned? Network IQ offers a variety of individual job training schemes to ensure the full recognition of their foreign vocational qualifications.
  • Mentoring programmes
    The mentoring partnership brings qualified migrants (mentees) and established professionals like you together into a professionally relevant relationship.
  • Intercultural competence development for businesses
    The objective is to raise awareness about migration-specific issues as well as to cultivate sustainable and intercultural opening processes and to eliminate discrimination within your company.
  • Informational events for the recruitment of refugees or people with foreign vocational qualifications
    What do I have to consider as a business owner or entrepreneur, if I want to hire a refugee in my company? At informational events, the regional networks provide basic information and bring together refugees and companies.
  • Promotion of women with foreign degrees in companies
    How can I promote women with foreign degrees in my company? How do I create a family-oriented, intercultural, open company culture? Get advice!

For more information about offers in your area, please contact our IQ partners near you. You can find the contact details of the regional networks
here in our interactive map (in German). The on-site IQ coordinators will gladly help you find the right offer.