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VDMA: "Vocational schools are a weak point in vocational education"
To ensure that vocational training remains a success story, the head of the VDMA training department, Dr. Jörg Friedrich, calls for strong investment in vocational schools.

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Modernisation of the professions

Adaptation of M+E occupations in the „Agilen Verfahren“

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23.08.2019
The number of employees has been increasing for years - what about the engineering quota? Statistics from the Federal Employment Agency are not sufficient here. Your numbers are still in demand and important until 15.09!
07.08.2019
The mechanical engineering sector continues to have a high training rate compared with the man-ufacturing sector. However, more and more vocational training places remain vacant.
31.07.2019
Training year 2019 starts with 34,000 vacancies in mechanical engineering VDMA members particularly committed to young talent
07.02.2019
On Thursday in Tübingen, in the presence of the Minister President of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, the Young Mechanical Engineers Foundation was officially presented at an official opening ceremony attended by more than 100 invited guests from industry, politics and science.
Michael Patrick Zeiner
Michael Patrick Zeiner
Consultant for Educational Policy, responsible for vocational training and engineering education
+49 69 6606 1160
+49 69 6603 2160
Engineers in research and development - still wanted?
The next Ingenieurerhebung among VDMA member companies is due to take place in May. Does almost every second engineer still work in research, development and construction? Has the number of engineers developed similarly to that of employees in mechanical engineering companies? And which qualifications count? Your numbers are in demand.
Under construction: Key figures and statistics on vocational training
Statistics and key figures on vocational training in mechanical and plant engineering are collected here. This collection is still under construction and we are continuously working on it.