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Recommendations for action on digital transformation in companies
Now available for download: Second extended edition of the Industry 4.0 Platform Guide

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Modernisation of the professions

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

The job description of production technology

production technologist? Many people are unfamiliar with this profession. However, since this profession is a perfect fit for the requirements of Industry 4.0, it is worth taking a closer look at this apprenticeship.

The further training to become a senior service technician

With Industry 4.0, service technicians are also facing new challenges because service systems and processes are constantly evolving.

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Qualification for industry 4.0
Digitisation and in particular Industry 4.0 are currently changing the mechanical and plant engineering sector fundamentally. This will also affect employees, their work and their qualifications.
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30.10.2020
The chances for applicants for a training position in mechanical and plant engineering remain good even in the training year 2020. However, vocational schools must remain open in the coming weeks and months.
12.10.2020
Working in mechanical and plant engineering is particularly attractive. Compared to the rest of the industry, it is characterized by demanding tasks, a high level of responsibility and good pay.
22.09.2020
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IHK examinations postponed. Vocational schools closed. What companies can do.
26.08.2020
Eligible to apply are SMEs that are significantly affected by the COVID 19 crisis. What else is there to consider?
20.08.2020
Current member survey confirms high value of vocational training: in 2020, an average of 85% of trainees were taken on after graduation.
25.06.2020
What is actually happening in the field of artificial intelligence? Where is mechanical engineering currently positioned, what are the changes and what do they mean for modern working and the workforce?
29.05.2020
Does the pandemic change the job market for young people? Do young people have to fear for their chances? The VDMA wanted to know more about this for the mechanical and plant engineering industry and surveyed its members.
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.
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.
15.11.2017
VDMA publishes new brochure "Young talent for mechanical engineering
15.08.2017
Now available for download: Second extended edition of the Industry 4.0 Platform Guide
17.09.2013
The number of pupils is declining for demographic reasons. At the same time, the trend towards academisation is continuing: Studying is in - trainees are becoming scarcer. Together with the IMPULS Foundation, the VDMA now wants to get to the bottom of this development.
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
Our Foundation for Young Engineers
The Mechanical Engineering Junior Research Foundation develops and strengthens vocational education and the vocational training system in Germany. The aim is to secure the technological performance of the mechanical and plant engineering sector.
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.