During her opening speech, Ursula Richter-Dickhaut, head of the association SCHULEWIRTSCHAFT Kassel, pointed out: "Nowadays, gaining some work experience abroad and learning a new language are essential assets to successfully enter employment."
The association SCHULEWIRTSCHAFT Nordhessen was founded in 1959 and consists of six regional workgroups who are managed by educationalists on a voluntary basis. The defined goal is to establish a close relationship between school and economy.
After showing the participants around the AuPairWorld office and introducing the different working areas of the company, Ann-Kristin Cohrs, host and one of the AuPairWorld managers, conducted a presentation on the topic of au pairing. In the context of the subsequent exchange of information between the visitors and Ms Cohrs, the latter remarked: "Many new occupational profiles have emerged from the Internet, offering young persons a much greater choice in terms of employment. We believe that it is important to provide more information on these new career opportunities."
At the end of the event, our visitors had the occasion to ask some more detailed questions on au pairing. They were particularly interested to find out more about the prerequisites for the au pair stay, the costs involved and how AuPairWorld supports registered host families and au pairs in making the right choice and preparing for the placement in the best possible way.
Ann-Kristin Cohrs positively summarised the event: "It was a great experience for us to welcome the association SCHULEWIRTSCHAFT at AuPairWorld. Being asked questions from outsiders is always great and helpful to us. Their feedback allows us to reconsider and constantly improve our work approach. Of course, we hope that everyone present enjoyed the event just as much as we did and that many students will learn more about au pairing as a cultural exchange. This may make them curious about the au pair idea and possibly arouse their interest in becoming au pairs somewhere in the world themselves."