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Kick-Off for German-Danish Project scheduled for May 2016

13. April 2016

PANaMA, the latest development IPN project stands for “Perspectives in the Job Market with Natural Sciences and Mathematics”. This project focuses on the job market in the German-Danish border regions. In the context of an Interreg- program, it is being funded by the European Union for regional development. PANaMa will disseminate information in schools about perspectives that the regional job market offers.

Fringe regions, a poorly qualified workforce, migration – these are the keywords that are frequently associated with the German-Danish border region. PANaMA has drafted a plan that incorporates a more focused inclusion of regional vocational contexts in natural science and mathematics teaching. Especially in mid-level qualification sectors, several hundred thousand skilled positions will not be able to be filled in the coming decades. This gap, caused by a lack of skilled employees, will have serious consequences for the German-Danish economic region. Disseminated information on this subject is the basis for vocational training that is now being offered to young people.

The aim of intensifying mathematical – natural science competencies in vocational training or in a studies program is not new. What is innovative, however, is the method applied in which adolescents learn and process subject specific requirements from branches relating to regional vocational and study possibilities.

The kick-off event is an opportunity to introduce the PANaMa project to the public. The event addresses all the network partners as well as participating firms, schools, commercial and skilled craft and trade associations from Germany and Denmark.

Simultaneous translators will be present and the event languages will be both German and Danish.

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Schleswig-Holstein-Saal im Landeshaus
Düsternbrooker Weg 70
24105 Kiel

Background information:
PANaMa has a budget of over 1.2 million Euro at its disposal. The Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) in Kiel is the head partner. The project partner is the
University of Southern Denmark - The Laboratory for Coherent Education and Learning. Other network partners are: Technical University of Denmark – Department of Energy Conversion and Storage; House of Science – Sønderborg commune; NTS-center Øst – Vordingborg; NTS-center Syddanmark; Dansk Industri; Fynsk Erhverv; Chambers of Commerce and industry in Kiel and Flensburg; Kiel University; Chamber of Trade, Lübeck and NORDMETALL – Federation of Metal and Electrical Industry.

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