Maria Kostomay manages the German Information Centre for Migration, Vocational Training and Career (DIMAK) in Pristina. In a short interview, she tells us about the work her team does.
How do you support people seeking your advice?
We provide our clients with advice on training, starting their own business or employment which is tailored to their own situation. We want to improve people’s job prospects, and we support those willing to return to Kosovo to make a successful new start. This involves us organising events like job and career fairs. We also offer training on how to complete job applications, professional development courses, mentoring and coaching for start-ups as well as psychosocial support. We provide our advice both in personal consultations and online. DIMAK offers support in both directions – both to those who want to go to Germany for different reasons, such as to study, and in particular to returnees.