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Volkswagen Slovakia opens youth training centre

The Bratislava-based carmaker Volkswagen Slovakia will open its own training centre in which it will train the technical employees it says are missing from the labour market. The two-year education course Mechatronik will train the young people four days per week with practical skills and one day in theoretical knowledge. Currently, 24 students picked from 300 applicants are enrolled for the course during which they will also receive salary.

The Bratislava-based carmaker Volkswagen Slovakia will open its own training centre in which it will train the technical employees it says are missing from the labour market. The two-year education course Mechatronik will train the young people four days per week with practical skills and one day in theoretical knowledge. Currently, 24 students picked from 300 applicants are enrolled for the course during which they will also receive salary.

The centre was opened on September 11 and will introduce the German dual system of education to graduates of Slovak secondary schools.

“By creating the Centre for Dual Education and launching the programme Mechatronik, we bring to the country most up-to-date education processes proven as good in the German dual system,” Wilfried von Rath, member of the board of Volkswagen Slovakia, told the TASR newswire. In Slovakia, 34 percent of people aged between 18 and 24 unemployed, while in Germany they constitute only 8 percent.

The company chose for the pilot programme the Mechatronik as it creates complex mechatronic systems from mechatronic, electric and electronic components - for example robots for industrial production. After the students end their education, they will find positions in specific departments of the car plant.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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