Until now, not many apprentices in craft trades have done work experience abroad. But trainee dental technician Thomas König completed a placement in the Spanish city of Malaga and gives a glowing report. His boss Dörte Thie would like more apprentices to help export the German training system to the rest of the world.
Making agricultural careers more attractive: what do trainees want?
Competition on the jobs market is tough – but all is not lost for the agricultural professions. Provided, that is, that young people's needs are taken into consideration and that there is a willingness to rethink wage levels.
Education project in South Africa: funding promise for training vocational school teachers
Trainme is a project run by the Industry-wide Training Centre of East Bavaria (ÜBZO) to train and continually educate South African vocational school teachers, and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to the tune of 393,647 Euro altogether.
America's Northwood University has honoured an education expert from the Central Association of the German Motor Vehicle Trade (ZDK) for her many years of dedication to the field of vocational education and training, and in particular her work on ensuring that the automotive trade will have access to the skilled workers it needs going forward.
Southern Europeans look forward to a future with a career
The MobiPro-EU project is opening up new horizons for young Spaniards and Italians. Their home countries have been battling youth unemployment rates of almost 50 per cent for years now. By training in a craft trade, these young people are setting the course for a successful future career.
Last year, the E-Mas joint project was launched at the FIR Institute for Industrial Management at RWTH Aachen University. The objective of the E-Mas programme is to create comprehensive continuing education provision to provide skilled workers, personnel development officers and operations managers employed in Mexico's automotive industry with efficient and effective advanced production management continuing training.