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Skilled crafts sector

Skilled crafts are the most multifaceted economic sector in Germany and form the core of the German SME segment through their small and medium-sized enterprises.
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Occupations

The skilled crafts sector in Germany includes over 100 occupations in the following areas:
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Trade and Crafts Code

Membership of a skilled craft in Germany is not regulated via the company size or turnover, but by law.
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Vocational education and training

The skilled crafts sector is number 1 in Germany when it comes to providing training.
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Organisation

The skilled crafts organisation is divided into two pillars: the chambers of skilled crafts and the national confederations of skilled crafts.
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The ZDH

DHKT and UDH are confederated in the ZDH (German Confederation of Skilled Crafts).
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Political Targets

ZDH is committed to a social free market system and to an SME policy of competitive excellence that promotes independent small and medium-sized enterprises through suitable economic framework conditions and thus contributes to their …
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International

An increasing number of skilled crafts enterprises export their products or provide services abroad and this trend is increasing.
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