Handtmann opens new training centre for electronics

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In future, young people and adults at Handtmann will be able to learn and further develop their skills in an attractive envi-ronment: The latest media technology, state-of-the-art laboratory and training materials as well as the latest machine technol-ogy and workshop equipment ensure a future-oriented and innovative learning and teaching infrastructure.

In November, representatives from company management and the training team, together with the employees from technical services who were responsible for conversion work, inaugurated the new training centre for electronics at company headquarters in Arthur-Handtmann-Straße.

“In view of increasing digitisation and internationalisation, the new training centre not only provides the opportunity to train a larger number of young people and thus secure our future demand for skilled personnel. Here, we can also faster respond to the requirements of our individual companies, react more quickly to external framework conditions such as new master curricula and additional skills offered by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce or the Cooperative State University DHBW, map new occupations that require training or degree programmes as required, implement advanced teaching and learning concepts or develop adult education further to meet the needs of lifelong learning,” comments a pleased Jörg Hochhausen, Group Head of Human Resources. The existing training centre had reached its capacity limits and the expansion had become pressing. The commercial training programmes were given new and larger premises back in spring. “For the realisation of this multi-stage project, we are relying on already existing, free resources in terms of premises and infrastructure,” explains Company Director Thomas Handtmann. By summer 2021, another building section will be converted and used for mechanics training purposes.

Innovative and sustainable training concept

"The new creative areas, the digital learning rooms, as well as the learning zones will enable us to more intensively deploy the latest teaching and learning concepts such as process and project learning methods in the future,” states Training Manager Patrick Schirmer. In the next investment stage, the training centre for mechanics, the company will also purchase a 3D printer to provide the trainees with additional qualification in additive manufacturing processes. “A digital tool management system will also be implemented at this stage,” adds Patrick Schirmer. The training process is always closely geared to the respective requirements of the individual Handtmann companies.