Industrie- und Handelskammer Kassel
Industrie- und Handelskammer Kassel / Chamber of Commerce and Industry Kassel
Body incorporated under public law serving the self-administration of business
Role in the project:
The functions of the CCI are defined in general terms, i.e. in a generalised way, in Art. 1 of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry Act. This allows them to adapt their activities independently to changing economic conditions and the individual requirements of commercial enterprises within their district. The Chamber represents the overall interests of the companies that are their members, and promote industry within their region. In doing so, the Chamber must consider the various interests of the individual branches of industry and companies.
Further particular tasks are entrusted to the CCIs within the framework of some 50 individual statutory provisions from various acts of law. Some of them are of mandatory nature, meaning that functions under public law are conferred to the CCIs by the state.
Important here: Vocational training
The Chamber enters every single training contract in a register of vocational training (ca 12000 in total).When a contract is registered, the suitability of the company in question and of the instructor is examined (as required by the corresponding regulations). The Chamber conducts a intermediate, and above all, final examinations of the trainees and issue the corresponding certificates (skilled worker’s or commercial assistant’s certificate. This task is carried out by more than 300 examining committees, made up of an equal number of representatives of employers and employees, as well as teachers from vocational training schools. All of them supporting on an honorary basis.
In-company training is also intended to open the door to promotion. This is why the Chamber has taken on the responsibility of developing and exten-ding career opportunities. The broad range of examinations provided by the Chamber leads to recognised further education qualifications like Fachwirt, Meister, Betriebswirt or Techniker.
Actually the Chamber got nearly 75.000 company members between 1 and 16.000 employees and 100 consultants and assistents working for it full time.
+49 561 7891 373 (Walter Ruß)