Highly qualified technical experts are essential in the age of Industry 4.0. That is why AMADA is working together actively with the Eckert Schools further training center – as of July 2016 as an Excellence Partner in the mechanical engineering field.
Training the next generation of skilled workers is particularly important for us. We want to help ambitious professionals build their careers and, in this way, strengthen our own personnel resources in the long term,” explains Rainer Freudlsperger, General Manager Sales South-East Germany at AMADA. In the sheet metal working industry in particular, qualified specialists are in great demand. The Excellence partnership with Eckert Schools in Regenstauf is intended to help meet this need. It will include hands-on project work, specialist lectures from AMADA employees and regular company visits. And everyone benefits: Students gain from being asked to put their knowledge to work in practical tasks. At the same time, AMADA can present itself as an expert employer and technology leader. “Three mechanical engineers from Eckert Schools are already contributing to our team,” confirms Freudlsperger. One of these is Sebastian Gross. He is employed as an application engineer in AMADA’s Technical Center in Landshut. He acquired the necessary specialist expertise, methodological know-how and personal skills in his advanced vocational training as a State-qualified mechanical engineer at Eckert Schools.
Always among the best
“Simply through our recruitment tests, we have seen that applicants from Regenstauf are generally among the best,” says Freudlsperger. Thanks to the specialist knowledge they have acquired and their ability to put it into practice, Eckert graduates usually stand out from other applicants. That comes as nothing new for Markus Johannes Zimmermann, Managing Director of the Dr. Eckert Akademie: “Our comprehensive training concept works. We constantly receive positive feedback from successful companies.” Alongside specialist lectures, cooperation during project work and an open invitation to visit the factory and offices for excursions, the best three full-time graduates in the mechanical engineering field receive a special award every year as part of the collaboration. Among this year’s outstanding graduates were Max Gruber, Christof Feldmeier and Alexander Deiminger. In July, AMADA rewarded these graduates with the AMADA Sheetmetal Award together with financial prizes worth a total of 2,250 euros. “Industry 4.0 is long-established fact. And as a result, no company can afford to do without technically gifted, practical employees,” says Freudlsperger, sharing his conviction.
Pictures: Eckert Schulen, AMADA