Please see the fact sheet for more information about IQ Good Practice.
The current funding period 2015–2018 of the Network IQ involves approximately 380 different subprojects belonging to three priority areas: "Counselling on Credential Recognition and Job Training", "Bridge Training Schemes in the Context of the Recognition Act" and "Development of Intercultural Competence". These projects aim to integrate people from a migration background into the labour market. One of the main concerns of these activities is to ensure that professional qualifications acquired abroad lead to employment appropriate to one’s level of education, regardless of residence status. The actors, methods and strategies involved in these projects are highly diverse. In order to highlight different approaches and successful case studies, this website will publish examples of "IQ Good Practice" that stand out due to their innovation, sustainability, and transferability.
The selected examples are colour-coded to indicate their relation to the five IQ action fields:
Interlinked advice for refugees in a central contact point.
Tailor-Made Initial Training concept supports the integration of new employees into the company.
Event format Labour Market Talks with migrant organisations promotes information transfer in an active way.
Online and offline information and advice on setting up a business.
IQ counselling on the recognition of foreign credentials and on job training is offered in direct cooperation with and within employment services. This optimises coordination processes.
Project "Female migrants in Bavaria" increases labour market opportunities for female immigrants.
On the way to professional recognition: professional language training made fun
Course prepares pharmacists for the technical language and knowledge test, based on an innovative concept of integrated learning.
Helpful practical handouts to support volunteers with the integration of refugees into the labour market.
"QualiMigra" supports and counsels women with a migration background to integrate into the labour market.
Bridge training for economists with foreign diplomas
Innovative brochure supports female refugees in gaining knowledge for a self-determined and independent life in Germany.
The event format TASTE the Job enables refugees to get an active insight into their dream job and supports companies in finding new employees.
Bridge training for health care professionals relies on competence-oriented professional integration.
Analysis for potential ensures that foreign teachers acquire communication skills according to personal needs.
Academic adaptation measure leads to formal recognition of social work degrees acquired abroad.
"Health care bridge training" brings international care workers into jobs near their residence.
The information brochure 'Securing skilled labour through international employees in my company - How does it work?' provides legally compliant answers.
Intercultural ambassadors assist and support the process of intercultural opening in employment agencies and job centres.
Intensive exchange of specialist and language teachers enables participants to understand complicated language content.
Recommendations for suitable language courses and more effective communication in companies.
Web-based language course for immigrants who want to gain recognition of their professional qualifications in Germany.
For labour market integration of refugees, all important municipal partners of the statutory institutions work together and network in a regional workshop.
The topic-specific file folder allows immigrants and counsellors to keep a constant overview regarding all steps towards integration.
German language courses "on the patient" prepare medical professionals for their career in Germany
Six practical guidelines for labour administration employees to assist in the removal of hurdles during counselling.
A seven-part tool, developed in the IQ regional network Bremen, offers suggestions for working with linguistically heterogeneous groups in vocational education and training (VET).
The training concept of the IQ Competence Centre for Work-Related German Language with a clear guideline provides a common communicati on platf orm for counsellors and people seeking counsellin.
"QUIA" is didactic material about professional recognition, which is used in language courses. The two-tier instrument raises awareness for the issue of recognition of vocational qualifications and supports individual recognition procedures.
Explanatory cards are an assistive tool which was developed for counselling in job centres. They help to convey complex information gradually by means of visualisation, thereby making this information more comprehensible and understandable.
So far, there are six explanatory card sets on "residence relocation", "arrival", "integration course", "job application training" and "sanctions".
In this format, relevant players in a specific labour market sector are brought together to review individual cases which require integration support. This enables to strengthen the coordination between existing services for the labour market integration of people with foreign qualifications and other important partners in the respective sector, such as representatives of competent recognition authorities, employment agencies and job centres, chambers, advanced vocational training institutions, immigration authorities and employers.