This is an additional challenge for training manager Czekanowski (40) and his four trainer colleagues. “Homeschooling and home office are important, but personal contact must not be lost,” says Czekanowski. “Training lives from togetherness. It’s not just about conveying knowledge. ”It is just as important to convey values and enable experiences.
Teacher studies too theoretical, profession with practical experience desired
“When I skype with the trainees, I see the faces on the screen. However, I only feel how they are feeling emotionally. ”Czekanowski sees a great deal of responsibility on the part of the employer towards young people. “The Corona crisis is causing fear and uncertainty among many young people. It is important that we as an employer provide guidance. “
And what drives the new ones? Jannes Lange originally wanted to become a teacher. But the course was too theoretical for him. “I need practice,” says the 23-year-old. At Lenze he is now studying digital logistics, alternating three months in the company and three months in the lecture hall.
Erik Hantscho (21) approaches the profession systematically. He has already trained as an electronics technician for devices and systems at Lenze. After completing his vocational qualification, he is now starting a dual degree in electrical engineering.
And Freja Böger (22) starts training as an industrial clerk. “A large company was important to me that would also offer me a takeover opportunity,” she says. Now she is here with “a top trainer” in the region. “That’s cool.”
Companies stand for training
- Teaching usually continues. At 92 percent of companies, the crisis has no impact on existing training relationships. 3 percent of the companies sent trainees on short-time work, only 2 percent finished their apprenticeship. This was the result of a current survey by the employers’ association Gesamtmetall.
- Takeover not sure yet. 43 percent of the companies want to keep all those who have completed their training, 26 percent at least some of them. A quarter of the companies have not yet decided how to proceed for the graduates.