Both, migrants and formally low-skilled Germans have significantly less educational and occupational opportunities in Germany - even though they often have gained valuable previous experiences and qualifications. To be able to recognise these competences more quickly, we developed the Competence Cards and Career Cards together with various partners from the field of migration counselling.
Cards sets help overcoming language barriers and provide initial professional orientation
The Competence Cards are designed to meet the needs of both, immigrants and counsellors. With the practical and flexible set of 49 Competence Cards, personal, social and transversal method skills and competences can be quickly identified and documented. With their combination of pictures, simple descriptions and translations in eight languages, the cards make it easier to start conversations in migration and career counselling. They support the preparation of CVs and letters of motivation as well as the preparation for job interviews. Especially clients with migration background, language difficulties or low self-esteem can benefit from this.
The resulting competence profile also supports further career counselling, e.g. at employment agencies or job centres.
The Competence Cards are licensed under CC BY SA
To ensure that the cards can be tailored to the needs of the respective guidance practice, they are available under the open license CC BY SA 4.0. This creates the basis for sustainable improvement and scaling processes initiated by users. More information on the use of the CC license can be found here. If you are interested in the open data and the creation of your own cards, please contact us.
 We developed the Competence Cards in cooperation with the seven non-statutory welfare organisations responsible for providing immigration counselling to adult immigrants (Arbeiterwohlfahrt (Worker’s Welfare), Deutscher Caritasverband (German Caritas Association), Paritätischer Gesamtverband (General Association for Equality), Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross), Diakonie (social Protestant church welfare organisation), Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der Juden in Deutschland (Central Welfare Office of Jews in Germany), Bund der Vertriebenen (Federation of Expellees)), and with the support of the Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (f-bb).