Academy of Economics Schleswig-Holstein (WAK)

Who we are

Companies thrive and survive on the know-how of their employees. Conveying knowledge for the job is the responsibility and assignment of the Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein (WAK). Founded in 1967 as a private service company with the status of a public welfare institution, WAK provides advanced training courses for the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Flensburg, Kiel and Lübeck. Qualified and individual consultancy provided by competent staff as well as a selection of courses tailored to meet current occupational requirements are the bases for the successful training and advanced development. By offering customised, flexible seminar concepts for the employed and those searching for jobs as well as in-company training, WAK contributes new perspectives to working life and to the economic success of companies. WAK is also committed to preparing young people throughout Schleswig-Holstein for their future careers. The College of Co-operative Education and Technical Colleges in Kiel, Lübeck and Flensburg complete the programme.

The academy’s branch office in Husum
(Nordfriesland, Germany)
© Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein GmbH

Why we are involved in SEMPRE Accelerators

In recent years, the Academy of Economics Schleswig-Holstein has gained considerable experience in successfully placing members of disadvantaged groups in the labour market. Taking on the issue of empowering these groups especially in rural areas, SEMPRE Accelerators benefits from its European integration sharing experiences with the different participating partners from the Baltic Sea countries. By developing innovative approaches in a combined effort we can strengthen public-private cooperation in the delivery of social services.

Our micro project in SEMPRE Accelerators

Our micro project operates at the nexus of journalism and social innovation and aims at supporting the integration of migrants and refugees with low to medium German language skills. We cooperate with a local newspaper in which the members of our project publish articles about their cultural backgrounds, their life circumstances in the past (e.g. reasons for escaping from home countries, escape routes), their current situation, their hopes and their future plans. The project not only supports the integration of migrants into society, but also comes with an individual development perspective for the participants.
To learn more about the micro project and its path towards a social start-up, please follow the social start-up biography. If you speak German, we furthermore recommend following the local blog of the initiative:
Academy of Economics Schleswig-Holstein (WAK)
Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (WAK)
Kiel, Germany

Tina Zick

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