Ammar Alkhouli (L), 19-year-old refugee from Syria, and German trainee Dennis Strohmaier work on a Porsche 911 Carrera S at the training center of Porsche AG in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, on July 27, 2016. AFP / THOMAS KIENZLE
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Ammar Alkhouli "dreamed of owning a Porsche" when he lived in Syria, but he never imagined that he would one day get training from the German automobile giant to help build its luxury cars.In this first year there were around 100 candidates for the five-month course, which offered German language, history and culture classes and coaching through the bureaucracy as well as instruction on business and technical training.Porsche, a subsidiary of car behemoth Volkswagen and a synonym for German engineering excellence, is a sought-after employer even among Germans.Refugees won't be a quick fix, as it will in most cases take years of education and training to prepare them for work in a German factory.While Porsche would not reveal how much its integration has cost, it is repeating the exercise later this year, with 15 new participants set to start 10 months of training in December.
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