Press release by Roland Tralmer, candidate for the 2023 Albstadt mayoral election
As part of the mayoral campaign for the mayoral election on 05.03.2023, mayoral candidate Roland Tralmer was a guest at the Deutsche Angestellten Akademie (DAA) in Albstadt Ebingen. In the conversation with the customer center manager Kirsten Kistner and her employees Yalniz and Meyer, the focus was on the activities of the DAA in Albstadt in the area of further education measures for qualification on the labor market as well as the role that the DAA plays in particular also in the integration of further education trainees with a migration background. Especially in times of increasing shortage of skilled workers, Roland Tralmer said, it is important not to rely solely on immigration to Albstadt from outside, but to use all the resources already available in the city.
As a mature industrial city, Albstadt is dependent on the availability of a sufficient number of qualified workers to meet the needs of trade, crafts and industry in order for the local economy to function properly. The Deutsche Angestellten Akademie in particular has a key role to play here. The knowledge of the German language is crucial for the integration, especially of fellow citizens with a migration background. Tralmer was able to see for himself on site that the facility was of central importance here. However, this does not only apply to the acquisition of language skills. In addition, the ongoing training and further qualification of existing workers is crucial for the local labor market. In this respect, the offer of the DAA in Albstadt, especially in the field of further education, but also in the field of retraining, is a key element to further secure and advance the business location Albstadt.
From the point of view of local politics, it is therefore particularly important for him that in the future, in the area of “local economic policy”, the networking between the economy, educational companies and the administration is also raised to an even better level. According to Tralmer, he imagines that there will be regular meetings in this area in the future, at which a clear coordination will be carried out as to what requirements are made by the economy on the local labor market and how the offers of vocational training providers can be coordinated with this. Under the already familiar motto “Economy is a matter for the boss”, he would also make a personal effort to address this aspect if elected.
Following the visit, there was an opportunity to interact one-on-one with a training class. It was found that, in addition to migration-specific topics, the same local political issues are relevant to the students of the DAA as to the population as a whole. In particular, the topic of “safety and cleanliness in the city” and the question of the redesign of the Ebling horseshoe and the entire Ebling city center were discussed. Those present agreed with Tralmer that improved parking facilities close to the center – both for working people, residents and visitors to the city center – must be created for the future.