About KH

Representative Body of Skilled Crafts Companies


The Kreishandwerkerschaft Steinfurt Warendorf (KH) offers a large variety of services for its members, such as legal consultancy and human resource and business management support, and further carries out lobby work in politics and the economy. In addition to bringing young people into skilled crafts, KH participates in business networks and groups and carries out tests and exams for a variety of federal institutions, such as craft chambers. KH is certified for providing education and training as well as for conducting trade tests and exams. The excellent networking with policy makers, industry representatives, and social institutions has made KH “the” regional service provider for high-quality vocational education and examination in the region.

International Educational Work

As one of very few German district crafts associations, KH actively engages in international education programs, carrying out federal projects abroad since 2014. The International Projects department is part of the KH S+W mbH company, which is a 100% subsidiary of KH. The International team plans, coordinates, and manages projects in a variety of different countries in close cooperation with federal partners such as the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). The team has already carried out a large range of projects in different countries, gaining extensive expertise through many years of vocational training and networking.

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