First Final Examinations of the Apprentice Training after the "Dual System Austria" at the Companies Alpla and Engel in Shanghai
Since 2012 has been running the same apprentice program in the companies Alpla & Engel in Shanghai, what the Palfinger AG has started in 2015 in the city of Rudong (Jiangsu Province).
Alpla & Engel joined together in the implementation of the apprentice program to a corporate group, as both companies have their locations in Shanghai.
On June 15th 2017 it was then, the first official exams of the project, after 4 years effort to reach that big goal in China.
For this purpose, an examination board of WiFi International from Austria was invited to Shanghai.
In order to benefit from these experiences of the Austrian companies Alpla and Engel, we visited the company Engel in Shanghai.
We wanted to convince ourselves of the quality of the trainees, as well as of the expected standards from Austria itself. We were very enthusiastic about the results.
In addition to training instructors, Mr. Werner Wurm, Head of the Global Apprenticeship of Engel, Mr. Andreas Macho - from the company Macho Metal Machines as a representative of a external private company from Austria, as well as the long-time experienced Training Manager Mr. Ernst Buchinger, for the WiFi International on-site, have joint that great event.
Mr. Buchinger said (OT): "that the practical work of the young skilled workers corresponds to 100% of the quality standards of the company Engel in Austria, and thus there is no longer any difference in the quality of education in Austria.
Mr. Wurm told us, "that Engel education has become the board task.
Accordingly, this great success is mainly to be credited to the well-trained staff in China by the experts of Engel in Austria and in succession in China".
According to Peter Garimort, Managing Director of Engel China, more than half of the apprentices have completed their examination with "very good to excellent". Great!
The companies Alpla and Engel are highly respected and PALFINGER AG cordially congratulated on this extremely outstanding results.