Tognum on Show at IBO 2011
Posted on March 18, 2011
The Tognum Group’s stand at the IBO 2011 exhibition in Friedrichshafen gives students, teachers and parents the chance to take a closer look at training courses leading to vocational qualifications and perhaps even to find the right one.
- Trainees showcase courses and qualifications at Tognum
Friedrichshafen, 18 March 2011. The Tognum Group’s stand at the IBO 2011 exhibition in Friedrichshafen gives students, teachers and parents the chance to take a closer look at training courses leading to vocational qualifications and perhaps even to find the right one. From 23. to 27. March, apprentices and employees from Tognum AG and its subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen are showcasing commercial and technical training courses and qualifications available at the company. And to show what Tognum Group apprentices have to deal with (namely large, high-speed engines among other things) the exhibition stand is graced by the new 16-cylinder Series 4000 rail engine.
“Hands-on experience is the only way students can get a realistic idea of whether a particular job is the right one for them or not - and they can get a taste of that on our stand,” said Martin Stocker, head of vocational training. On Stand B2-300 in Hall B2, for example, students can join industrial mechanics and learn how to make key fobs or assemble a small diesel engine. School classes must first register in advance for the “Training Project - Experience Training” program at the IBO Information Stand and they can then not only assemble the engine but test it as well. The fact that training at Tognum does not exclusively involve large engines is demonstrated by the electronics and mechatronics technicians who work primarily with complex automation systems and their components. To demonstrate these systems to visitors, the Tognum specialists developed and built a coffee vending machine. They also developed, programmed and produced the hardware and software for a computer-controlled race-track which visitors can test. In addition, racing fans visiting the Tognum stand can take a closer look at the racing car built by the Global Formula Racing team from the Cooperative State University. Trainees taking commercial courses at the company are also on hand to offer students valuable tips on applying for positions.
Along with information on the company and its products, the Tognum Group also provides an insight into the following vocational training courses: industrial mechanic, construction mechanic, technical draftsperson, electronics technician for automation technology, mechatronics technician, technical model maker, safety and security specialist, industrial business management assistant, business management assistant for office communications and social insurance specialist. Trainees are likewise on hand to answer questions about `dual´ courses combining periods of university study with periods of work at the company. Here, the courses available include Bachelor of Engineering (machine construction, electronics or business and engineering), Bachelor of Arts (industry or international business) and Bachelor of Science (commercial information technology).