Feier zur Verleihung des Ausbilder-Zertifikats im Rahmen des Projekts "Ausbildung"

Certificate Granted to the Trainers of ‘Ausbildung’, the German Dual Vocational Training Program

  • A total of 44 certified as car maintenance Ausbildung trainers recognized by the German government
  • Trainers to participate in the three-year long coursework to nurture technical professionals starting from September

Botschafter Auer überreicht einem Ausbilder sein Zertifikat Bild vergrößern (© Deutsche Botschaft Seoul) (Seoul, May 24, 2017) On 24th, the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry(KGCCI), Mercedes-Benz Korea and BMW Group Korea hosted a certification ceremony at the German Embassy Residence located in Daesagwan-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, for 44 trainers that completed and passed the official educational program and examination as the trainer of ‘Ausbildung’, the German vocational training system for nurturing technical professionals.

The trainers that participated in the program are car engineers from dealerships of Mercedes-Benz Korea and BMW Group Korea. After receiving training for a hundred hours from the car maintenance professional sent from the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and passing the written exam and performance test, they acquired the qualification as official trainers of Ausbildung, the dual vocational training program that will commence in September.

Along with Stephan Auer, the German Ambassador to Korea, Kim Hongsun, Director Secondary Vocational Education Policy Division from the Korean Ministry of Education, Barbara Zollmann, President of the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry(KGCCI), Torben Karasek, Chairman of Vocational Training Board & CFO of BMW Group Korea and Dimitris Psillakis, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Korea, attended the event and made the occasion all the more meaningful. Feier zur Verleihung des Ausbilder-Zertifikats im Rahmen des Projekts "Ausbildung" Bild vergrößern (© KGCCI)

Barbara Zollmann, President of KGCCI, said, “The trainers can be proud of what they have achieved by getting involved into something new” and added that “KGCCI will support and guide them along the way in cooperation with Mercedes-Benz Korea and BMW Group Korea.“

Torben Karasek, Chairman of Vocational Training Board & Vice President of BMW Group Korea said, “Dual vocational training hold great promise in helping our trainees acquire the skills they need to get good jobs such like BMW and Mercedes-Benz.” And also “We can assure that trainers are committed to developing future talents not only for each brand but to the local society.”

Dimitris Psillakis, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Korea said, “We will actively provide support so that the students who participate in the Ausbildung program will be able to learn the best technology in the industry”. He also stated, “We hope to contribute to the development of the automotive industry in Korea via fostering talent and transferring knowledge”.

Last March, the KGCCI in cooperation with Mercedes-Benz Korea and BMW Group Korea has announced the induction of ‘Auto-Mechatroniker’ that focuses on the area of car maintenance as part of the Ausbildung, the German dual vocational and academic training program. Total of 90 trainees are currently being recruited and this three year curriculum, which is scheduled to start in September simultaneously with Germany, includes 70% job training on the actual field and 30% theoretical education at the school.

Logo des Projekts "Ausbildung" Bild vergrößern (© KGCCI) About Ausbildung program

The Ausbildung program a dual vocational and on-the-job training system in Germany, will be introduced in Korea in the form of an automobile maintenance course called ‘Auto-Mechatroniker.’ Participating students are to officially sign a labor contract with the dealerships of the two German automakers, which entails the provision of a stable salary, a high quality working environment and a training course that has been developed through the cooperation of field instructors who have completed a German trainer workshop and technical college professors. The three-year program consists of 30% of theoretical education at vocational schools and 70% of practical training at company sites. Students who complete the Ausbildung program will obtain Associate degrees by partner colleges and certification by partner companies. As the KGCCI obtained accreditation of the program to be valid in Germany, students may make use of the experience in domestic and overseas employment opportunities.

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Feier zur Verleihung des Ausbilder-Zertifikats im Rahmen des Projekts "Ausbildung"