Berlin training program gives young refugees a chance to learn the hotel trade for free. The program is popular with local hotels in search of qualified staff in the German capital - a magnet for international tourists.
Pakistan has given millions of Afghan refugees in the country until the end of this month to return to their homeland. But refugees say the short deadline and no prospects for the future make their return difficult.
In the last 20 years the number of skilled worker apprentices has gone down 43 percent. The plumbers' training center, SHK, is trying something new. Its ARRIVO Berlin initiative is training refugees for a career in plumbing.
The German government and businesses should do more to get refugees into the job market, local councils have said. Regional authorities say they are too often left with the task of integration.
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