Department for Refugee Services

Job Qualification and Orientation

We train people for and place them into occupation and training programs in the commercial and industrial-technical departments. Cooperations with vocational institutions and employers enable us to design the preparatory courses and training programs to the job profile of the respective companies and institutions and thus to help fashion the transition of our participants into the training program and occupation.

Qualification in the commercial (and industrial-technical department)

Our regular offers comprise vocational and training preparation, mentored internships in cooperating partner companies, placements into training programs and jobs as well as special tuitions.

The Zentrum ÜBERLEBEN offers participants who are interested in a training program or occupation in the commercial or industrial-technical department a vocational and training preparatory course free of charge.

The course lasts 4 months and includes:

  • Knowledge of the basic subjects
  • Preparation and support regarding interview processes as well as
  • A supervised internship

During the training program, the entry level vocational qualification or the preparation for a highschool diploma we offer supervisory support through special tuitions in German and maths, preparation for the final exam and social educational care.

Current apprenticeship and further education programs

  • Vocational orientation in the commercial and industrial-technical department
  • Preparation for apprenticeship and placement for commercial and industrial-technical occupations
  • Special tuitions in German and maths


Job orientation course in the commercial/industrial/technical field
8.01.2024 – 21.06.2024
1.07.2024 – 6.12.2024

Vocational orientation course for young refugees – 16 to 21 years old
08.04.2024 – 2.08.2024
12.08.2024 – 20.12.2024

The course lasts four months. To participate, we require registration by phone or e-mail.

You can find more information on the respective courses in our (multilingual) flyers.


  • Computer course for women only
  • Computer course beginners
  • Computer course advanced

Course Content:

Basics of using computers

  • How to use a computer
  • Terms in German & English
  • Creating files & folders
  • How is an operating system built

Basics for the Internet

  • How does an internet browser work
  • How to use Google & Co correctly
  • Writing emails
  • Dangers of the Internet

Introduction to MS Office programs

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Power point

At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance.


Computer course for women only
05.02.2024 -29.04.2024
03.06.2024 – 19.08.2024
30.09.2024 – 16.12.2024

Advanced computer course
03.06.2024 – 19.08.2024
2.09.2024 – 18.11.2024

Computer course beginners
Currently no dates

You can find more information on the respective courses in our (multilingual) flyers.


Laura Gärtner
Tel.: (030) 30 39 06 -722


Laura Gärtner

Consultation hours

Consultation by prior arrangement via phone/e-mail:

Tuesday: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Raum 244
Raum 246

More information

More information regarding each course can be obtained from our multlingual flyers.

Fyler Job orientation

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Flyer Job Orientation for young adults

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