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Comparison of countries in technology education at schools: NRW only slightly above average
Technical knowledge should be a fundamental part of general education - but it is precisely this knowledge that many pupils lack. The VDMA has analysed the curricula at general schools throughout Germany extensively. The analysis puts North Rhine-Westphalia in the midfield.
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In the case of postings to another EU/EEA state or to Switzerland, A1 certificates protect against double insurance. As of 1 January 2019, the electronic application and certification procedure for A1 forms will become mandatory. The practical handling of this procedure represents a considerable challenge for employers.
With a view to the functioning of the EU internal market, the VDMA has revised its existing position paper on the Posting of Workers Directive and is making concrete demands on the EU Commission and the EU member states to reduce bureaucracy.
Despite global uncertainties, the mechanical engineering industry in North Rhine-Westphalia continues to develop engineers, as the VDMA survey conducted every three years shows.
Make your trainees fit as mentors! The next VDMA trainee mentor training will take place on 26 and 27 November in Dortmund.
From 7 to 9 November 2019, the "European Youth Parliament Trainee and School Forum" will take place as part of the "Europe - Experience and Learn" initiative. Companies interested in the junior program are welcome to contact us!
Technical knowledge should be a fundamental part of general education - but it is precisely this knowledge that many pupils lack. The VDMA has analysed the curricula at general schools throughout Germany extensively. The analysis puts North Rhine-Westphalia in the midfield.
The number of employees in mechanical engineering has been increasing for years. But what about the engineers and the engineering quota? Statistics of the Federal Employment Agency are not sufficient here, which is why we ask for your support. Your numbers are still in demand and important until 15.09!
Take part in the VDMA engineering survey that has just started. Companies from NRW have until June 24, 2019 to send their feedback!
NRW mechanical engineers promote young talent and enable their apprentices to gain experience abroad in the European Union with the "Europe - Experience and Learn" initiative.
Universities must adapt the training of engineers to industry 4.0. This is one of the most important findings of the VDMA Impuls-Stiftung's study on engineering education.
Supporting the stays abroad of trainees: The state of North Rhine-Westphalia is looking for interested companies for an initiative to promote foreign experience for trainees in the European Union.
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Studies & Trainings

There are many activities organised by ProduktionNRW's network partners throughout North Rhine-Westphalia. These activities aim at young people such as pupils, students, teachers and companies.
Vocational guidance starts with research into the vocational fields available. School pupils need to become familiar with professional activities, work processes and the practical world of employment. Exploring professional fields is also an important step toward an internship, which is every bit as much a part of vocational guidance as an analysis of the pupils’ skills, interests and potentials.
The “Telgter Model” has been in place since mid-2008. Its goal is to promote practical cooperation between companies and schools in Telgte, a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, to ensure that pupils gain deepening insights into various occupational profiles at local companies, beyond their individual subject-area studies, from primary school onwards. More than 105 companies from the manufacturing industry, craft enterprises, trade, catering and services are currently participating in the project.
Recent years have seen a steady rise in demand for engineers and skilled workers. Promoting new talent and lifetime learning is therefore a top priority for ProduktionNRW. There are many active players in North Rhine-Westphalia promoting training and further education in the mathematics, IT, science and technology (“MINT”) fields in municipal, regional and nationwide initiatives covering kindergartens through to universities and adult education projects.
Peter Stoverink
Peter Stoverink
HR, work 4.0, education and young talents, legal affairs, purchasing, corporate governance, foreign trade, export financing
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