In the search for the right training path, school leavers increasingly prefer direct discussions after the restrictions caused by the corona pandemic. This is based on a first assessment by the Institute for Talent Development in Neubrandenburg, as project manager Manuela Hoeth said on Thursday. On behalf of the state, the institute is organizing three trade fairs in 2023 under the title vocatium, at which discussions are held with schoolchildren in advance in order to guide them more specifically to suitable exhibitors. Patron is the head of government in Schwerin, Manuela Schwesig (SPD).

So far, a total of 7,500 young people have registered for the trade fairs in Schwerin, Neubrandenburg and Rostock, said Hoeth. The first trade fair for training and studies in Schwerin is currently running, there will be a fair in Neubrandenburg from May 10th and in Rostock in July. 64 to 84 exhibitors present themselves there, including hospitals, universities, leading machine and yacht builders, the German armed forces, authorities, ministries from Schwerin and the computer chip manufacturer Infineon from Dresden.

The trade fairs were canceled once during the Corona period. In 2021 they took place in digital form. That was not so well received, said Hoeth. In 2022, the students were still very cautious about the face-to-face fairs. Admission is free.