The goal of the Summer Academy of the IHK Foundation is to pave the way for young people with difficult access to the training and labor market for a durable professional integration, and at the same time to counteract the growing shortage of skilled workers. The Summer Academy is aimed at school graduates who have not yet found an apprenticeship and want to prepare for the training.
In the Summer Academy courses, participants receive intensive support in mathematics in the mornings, followed by communication, team and application training in the afternoons. Upon successful completion of the courses, participants receive a certificate to demonstrate their commitment to training companies.
In Cologne, the Summer Academy has already been held successfully several times. Since 2018 it also takes place in Gummersbach in the district Obergischer Kreis.