Engel launches Austrian-style training program in China

EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: June 16, 2014 10:30 am ET
Updated: June 16, 2014 10:34 am ET

Image By: Engel Holding GmbH Trainers for Engel Holding GmbH's new training program in Shanghai were themselves trained in Austria.

Related to this story

Topics Machinery, China
Companies & Associations Engel Holding GmbH

Engel Holding GmbH has launched a dual vocational training program at its machine facility in Shanghai, China, building on a training system already used in Austria.

“We are expanding rapidly in China, where we always have a high demand for skilled workers,” said CEO Peter Neumann. “Finding qualified staff in China can be difficult, though, because in many areas their state education does not measure up to our high requirements. That's why we took the decision to set up our own training program in China as well.” 

Engel, based in Schwertberg, Austria,  put in place the infrastructure necessary for the training program with partner firm Alpla, Austria. Trainers for the program were themselves trained in Austria.

Engel states that in contrast to most other apprentices in China, its CNC technician trainees gain a thorough practical grounding on the job from the first year onwards, and receive payment. Trainees undergo 12 weeks of practical training and six weeks of classroom instruction alternately.

At the end trainees receive a qualification equivalent to the Austrian standard that Engel states is recognized in both China and Europe.  

Engel and Alpla are looking to expand the program and say in the future, young men and women will also be able to train to European standards as plastics technicians in Shanghai.


Comments

Engel launches Austrian-style training program in China

EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: June 16, 2014 10:30 am ET
Updated: June 16, 2014 10:34 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

US plastics machinery market still gaining strength in second quarter

September 15, 2014 5:01 pm ET

U.S. plastics machinery shipments in the second quarter continued to outperform activity in 2013, according to data from Society of the Plastics...    More

Image

Toy supplier sues maker in reshoring fight

September 15, 2014 3:18 pm ET

An Arkansas toy supplier is suing a Taiwan-based manufacturer for breach of contract and other civil allegations in a legal dispute that not only...    More

Image

ZF finalizes deal to buy TRW, creating another global auto supply giant

September 15, 2014 1:09 pm ET

TRW Automotive Holdings, in a supply chain megadeal that has been in the works since mid-July, said Sept. 15 it has agreed to be acquired by German...    More

Image

Sabic, Chinese Academy of Sciences sign five-year development agreement

September 15, 2014 11:54 am ET

Ties between one of the world's biggest oil producers and one of its biggest consumers grew tighter Sept. 12 with the announcement of a five-year...    More

Image

China's Zhongtai Chemical calls off large-scale PVC project

September 12, 2014 2:16 pm ET

Accepting the gloomy reality of the PVC market, Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd. has officially canceled a 800,000-ton PVC resin project and instea...    More

Market Reports

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events