Plansee Group, headquartered in Reutte, Austria, has begun construction of a new €6 million training centre in Breitenwang, Austria. Once completed, the new 3,000 m2 centre will allow up to 240 people receive training in a variety of metalworking professions.
According to the company, construction is scheduled to take one year, with the centre expected to be operational as of the beginning of the academic year in September 2020. The vocational school at Plansee will also be expanded, with new classrooms and IT rooms being added, as well as laboratories for hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical engineering to accommodate a growing number of students.
“We see a growing need for well-trained specialists, and the construction of our new training workshop sets us up for taking on up to sixty apprentices each year,” stated Bernhard Schretter, Member of the Executive Board of the Plansee Group. Currently, forty apprentices are being taken on each year by the company. “We will continue to train apprentices for our own needs in the future,” Schretter added.
In addition to job-specific theoretical and practical skills, vocational training at Plansee places great emphasis on personal development, including a range of teamwork and projects. Schretter added, “We have been following a path of combining careers and apprenticeships for decades. Many of our longstanding, seasoned managers started their careers with an apprenticeship at Plansee and Ceratizit.”
Plansee and Ceratizit currently offer apprenticeships for metallurgical technicians with cutting technology and mechanical engineering as the primary modules, process technician, materials engineering technician, electrical engineer, chemical laboratory technician, office administrator and information technologist.