70 Jobless German Youth to Get Training in Israel

Some 70 unemployed youths from Bremen in north Germany will come to Israel in the near future in the framework of a special program called “Preparation for Jobs.” They will stay in moshavim for three months.

The program was initiated by the local authorities and an association for promoting understanding called “Shalom-Salom.” The 400,000 Mark project is financed by the Nuremberg-based federal labor office.

Henning Scherf of the Social Democratic Party, who is responsible for youth in the city government of Bremen, said that the project also includes a six-month study and training period before and after the stay in Israel.

This will include theory and practice in such professions as agriculture, gardening, maintenance of vehicles and housekeeping. Studies will also concentrate on German and English as well as on the history of Israel and of the Jewish people.

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