Education and training for the skilled workers of the future: State Minister Carolina Trautner and Augsburg's Mayor Eva Weber visit KUKA
Robotics, digitization and automation are increasingly in focus. During a visit to KUKA, Bavarian Labor Minister Carolina Trautner, Augsburg's Mayor Eva Weber an IHK Regional Managing Director Jens Walter got an idea of the training provided in these topics of the future.
8 October 2021
KUKA CEO Peter Mohnen and Head of Apprenticeship Manfred Schußmann gave a tour of the new education center, which KUKA inaugurated in September 2020. In a modern concept, the Augsburg-based company combines the areas of education, training, and personnel and further development there in an area of around 8,000 m2.
As an international technology company, KUKA relies on high-quality training for junior staff. With our new training center, we offer apprenticeship and further education at the highest level.
The minister took extensive time to learn about training at KUKA. "I am pleased that there are so many companies in Bavaria that invest time and heart and soul in their apprentices. These companies know that they themselves benefit the most from good training and secure the skilled workers of the future. Despite the difficult situation on the labor market due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bavarian training market is stable. From the applicants' point of view, it is even excellent," said Carolina Trautner, State Minister for Family, Labor and Social Affairs.
KUKA is currently training around 200 young people in ten apprenticeships and six dual cooperative study programs. In addition, KUKA provides training for alliance partners. With around 3,500 employees at its Augsburg headquarters, the technology company is one of the largest employers in the region.
"Investments in apprenticeships and training are investments in the future of young people. What they can do for a company pays off in many ways - not only in terms of sales and market share, but above all in terms of innovative and high-quality jobs that increase value creation and productivity in Augsburg as a business location," said Eva Weber, Mayor of the City of Augsburg.
At the farewell ceremony, the KUKA trainees presented the two politicians with gifts they had made themselves: A milled model of the new education center, held by a KUKA robot.