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Germany and Jordan: Building Bridges for Skilled Workers | Culture & Society

Ammon News – At a two-day conference on May 11 and 12, the Goethe-Institut offers a platform in Amman for key stakeholders from Germany and Jordan to talk about the opportunities for skilled Jordanian workers in the German labor market and the requirements necessary for them.

Many educated Jordanians seek employment opportunities outside of Jordan. The German labor market is facing a shortage of skilled workers in certain sectors. Two needs that can go together perfectly. But what are the processes and requirements that lead to successful matches? How can German and Jordanian public and private organizations work together to create such opportunities?

Representatives of Jordanian associations such as the Jordan Engineering Association or the Jordan Medical Association, universities and vocational training centers as well as the Ministry of Labor meet with representatives of the German Federal Employment Agency, the German Embassy Germany in Amman, GIZ as well as German companies and industry associations.

This is the first time that these different actors meet and get to know each other personally. They were invited to present their interests as well as their respective questions. The platform initiated by the Goethe-Institut aims to strengthen the network between them.


The criteria for a successful application in Germany are relevant education, proficiency in the German language and previous work experience.

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. It promotes knowledge of the German language and encourages international cultural cooperation. We convey a global image of Germany by providing information on the cultural, social and political life of our country. Our cultural and educational programs promote intercultural dialogue and enable cultural participation. They strengthen the development of civil society structures and promote global mobility. “The Goethe-Instituts around the world have been the first point of contact with Germany for many people for almost seventy years – also recently in the area of ​​skilled labor,” says Laura Hartz, director of the Goethe-Institut in Jordan.

The objective of this conference is to create a space of transparency and possible synergies to pave the way for future collaborations resulting in successful and sustainable projects.