Open doors day at BENTELER - 2,800 visitors at the education and training center

Paderborn/Salzburg 05.11.2016 – Around 2,800 guests visited the BENTELER education and training center in Paderborn on the open doors day on Saturday, November 5. The annual information day was, as always, a public magnet and took place for the 23rd time.

The training-to-touch principle at BENTELER

Whether it was plc-programming, pneumatics, welding, robotics or IT applications: anyone who wanted to learn about the abilities of apprentices at BENTELER did not only receive mere information within the different training courses. Additionally, visitors were able to gain a comprehensive picture of the knowledge that young people receive during their vocational training at BENTELER by visiting the exhibited projects and by taking part in the practical exercises. Many pupils also took the opportunity to participate in a recruitment test or application training. In addition, they were able to ask trainers and trainees about specific training content. Furthermore, adults were given the opportunity to find out about further education and retraining programs.

Among the numerous highlights on this day was the topic of industry 4.0: digitization and industry 4.0 are gaining importance in companies. Due to this, the BENTELER training program is constantly changing, integrating content and thus adapting it to the needs of the market. At the open doors day, visitors were able to watch how a 3D printer produced functional, mobile parts or how a storage system with intelligent storage boxes can be controlled via tablet. Moreover, there was the opportunity to play table football against a robot equipped with optical sensors. Visitors were also able to create a so-called Pokémon on a laptop. The data was then transferred via network to the corresponding machine tool and manufactured there. This example illustrates how an individual, customer-oriented production process works with the implementation of industry 4.0. 

"The interdisciplinary educational training, in which apprentices take a look out of the box, will become more and more important in the coming years", says Thomas Koch, Head of Training at BENTELER. Therefore, industrial apprentices will be also trained in metal and electrical engineering and metal apprentices learn to deal with IT or commercial bases.

BENTELER is already focusing on relevant future topics in its educational training. In order to remain successful in the long term, BENTELER needs a powerful, competitive workforce with employees who are able to think entrepreneurially, act independently and respond flexibly to changes. The success of the BENTELER educational training has been constantly verified by numerous Chamber of Commerce and Industry-best graduates. This year, the company has again trained a nationwide-best apprentice.