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04/01/19
Wolfsburg
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Volkswagen starts “Faculty 73” training program for IT specialists

Volkswagen starts “Faculty 73” training program for IT specialists
Software-controlled miniature production line: f.l.t.r.: Michelle Gabriel (participant Fakultät 73), Richard Weizel (participant Fakultät 73), Ralph Linde (Head of Volkswagen Group Academy), Hubertus Heil (Fedreal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs), Klaus Mohrs (Lord Mayor City of Wolfsburg), Bernd Osterloh (Chairman of Group Works Council), Dr. Gregor Bräunlein (Project Manager Faculty 73), Gunnar Kilian (Volkswagen Board Member for Human Resources)
  • 100 participants started training at the beginning of March
  • Goal: software developers for the automotive industry
  • Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Hubertus Heil: “As one of the largest German companies, Volkswagen has recognized the sign of the times.”

The newly-established “Faculty 73” at Volkswagen has begun its training program for software developers. In the four weeks since the program got underway the 100 participants have already developed and programmed the first model vehicles and built a software-controlled miniature production line. Today, the Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Hubertus Heil, was joined at the AutoUni in Wolfsburg by Human Resources Board Member, Gunnar Kilian, and the Chairman of the Works Council, Bernd Osterloh, to find out more about the successful start to the Group’s internal IT training program. Under the innovative program, participants are trained as software developers at Volkswagen over a two-year period. Students include employees who have completed their vocational training as well as PhD graduates.

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