Weiherhammer/China: German training model for China
In Shanghai, 300 employees are to be trained in the metalworking and electrical sector in accordance with the proven model of German dual vocational education and training - this is the aim of BHS Corrugated Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH at its Chinese production site.
Assmann Büromöbel recognised for its vocational education and training
Training with distinction: The office furniture company Assmann Büromöbel in Berlin has been awarded the Hermann-Schmidt prize for outstanding performance in vocational education and training. "Securing future talent and career development through vocational education and training" was the theme of the annual competition of the "Innovative Vocational Education and Training" association.
There is a desperate need for a master craftsmen and women in many skilled crafts occupations. However the route to a master craftsman certificate can be long and arduous - journeymen do, after all, often have to complete their training alongside their career. Good planning and information on the options for financial support are therefore important.
The Saarland Ministry of Education and Culture, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Saarland Chamber of Crafts and Trades have agreed a cooperation under which, in future, not only the school-based element of vocational education and training is to be covered by relevant certification, but the cross-border, company-based part of the training is also to benefit.