In July 2018, the Summer Academy of the IHK-Stiftung took place in Gummersbach, Obergischer Kreis, for the first time.
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 in a durable professional integration and at the same time to counter the growing skills shortage. The summer academy is aimed at school graduates who have not yet received a training place and who want to prepare for the training. In the morning courses of the summer academy, the participants receive intensive support in the subjects of German and mathematics, followed by communication training, team and application training in the afternoons. If successful, the participants receive a certificate, which enables them to visualize their commitment to the training enterprises.
At Cologne, the summer academy has already been held successfully several times.