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VW opens new courses

VOLKSWAGEN Slovakia is extending its own training facility, the Centre of Dual Education, in Devínska Nová Ves near Bratislava. In the new school year, it has opened two new two-year courses. Thus, along with students attending the two-year mechatronics course, 12 students are starting a course for industrial mechanics and 12 students are enrolling in the course for electro-technicians for automation technologies.

VOLKSWAGEN Slovakia is extending its own training facility, the Centre of Dual Education, in Devínska Nová Ves near Bratislava. In the new school year, it has opened two new two-year courses. Thus, along with students attending the two-year mechatronics course, 12 students are starting a course for industrial mechanics and 12 students are enrolling in the course for electro-technicians for automation technologies.

“Our requalification programmes mean a lot, not only for Volkswagen Slovakia, but also for education in Slovakia,” Albrecht Reimold, CEO of VW SK, said on September 9. “The dual-education system, with 80 percent of learning practical skills and 20 percent of learning theory, is proving to be very successful. I can already say that all 22 mechatronics students from the first year will find stable jobs in our company in maintenance.”

The company reports high interest in its courses.

“Five hundred applicants were interested in 48 places in the courses [starting this September],” Ralf Mayer, the head of the centre said, as cited by the website of the Trend weekly.

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