“We are looking for You!” With a giant poster of the Hürzeler schafroth AG is courting attention. The electrical and security engineering company in Winterthur, ZH desperately needs installers and service technicians. The market dried up, says managing Director Stefan Danev (28). “Finding staff who filled our Vacancies for the long term, the current market situation is not easy.”

there is a scarcity of the most sought-after professionals. Not only in Winterthur. In Switzerland, 42’778 artisans lack currently! Overall, companies have advertised 198’097 Vacancies.

These Figures come from the Jobchannel AG. The job search engine searches several times a day, the Websites of the employers to open Offices in Switzerland. “We can thus represent the most complete and representative demand for labour”, says project Manager Carole Kläy (30). Your number of Vacancies in Switzerland is in line with those of other specialized Jobsuchportale in Switzerland.

So many Vacancies for a number of years

The Jobchannel-evaluation for a VIEW dates back to the year 2012. Klay said: “this year we have the highest number of Contracting handyman Jobs.”

in the case that the most advertised Jobs, mainly craftsmen-occupations were. For example, enterprises are currently almost 4000 electric fitters, about 2260 plumbers and 2143 Carpenter and joiner. Almost 1900 Polymech Jobs, about 1500 masons and painters are advertised Make.

Artisan and craftsman in the traditional sense is someone who can produce the entire work product in all stages. But no one knows more a violin-maker or basket-weaver, Baker or cheese-maker, by contrast, are more likely.

Swiss craftsmanship enjoys an outstanding reputation. The more you can appreciate the current shortage of skilled workers happy, who has been in the family or circle of friends, a craftsman.

Trend to Matura and study brakes and crafts

What is the cause for the artisan shortage is? “The company is of the importance of the craftsman, apparently, far too little aware of,” says Christoph Schaer (50), the new Director of Eligible. In its building technology-Association closed sectors (plumbing, heating, ventilation, plumbing) employ 34’500 people. Schaer is a lot of members to listen to the company, that parents would send their offspring to study in vocational teaching. “The scares more and more young people for an apprenticeship,” says Schaer.

The Trend for the Matura and for the study is also in the wood-processing industries. “The strong secondary pupils and their parents prefer the grammar school route, or an apprenticeship in the office”, says Patrik Ettlin (50) from the Association of Swiss master carpenters and furniture manufacturers to VIEW.

Also, Christoph Thomann (71) is called the Academisation of society, an important reason for the current lack of professionals in the craft. “We are looking for high-qualified artisans”, says the Chairman of the Central Board of vocational education and training Switzerland. “The demands on the learners are increasing in many Professions, relatively few young people meet them.”

All the talk about digitization, the craft goes

forget The Problem? High schools would be addressed to the same young people, Thomann. “Often they decide against the artisans of teaching.”

no longer Is the Craft simply sexy, in contrast to, in the future, required Computer Jobs or health-based professions? “The craft professions suffer today under the digitisation,” says Thomann. The whole focus is applicable to computers and robots. “In the process, but forgot that there is a lot of technique and craft is.”

Thomann says he is optimistic for the craft. He takes companies in the duty. You should do more to inspire the Young for the craft.

“We, the building technician, since several years, large-scale campaigns about the importance of our professions for the society to educate”, says Eligible Director Schaer. This includes Social Media campaigns module on Snapchat, VR-Games at fairs or “even first steps in working with Influencers”.

Matthias Engel from the Swiss Federation of master Builders calls on the Federal government in Bern: “It is important that the policy sends out false signals. It is important that you only promotes the grammar school and University education, but also vocational education and training.”