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Travel to Munich, Germany
Registration/OrientationShort Walking TourWelcome Dinner
Visit Trade (Plumber, Heating/AC Innung) Program 1: The SHK-innung Munich is the union of craftsmen for Munich and districts in the vicinity. It acts as a representative for its members in the area of politics, public relationships, marketing, education and social activities. With its own training center, which is the most advanced in this field in all of Europe, it is responsible for training for its member organizations from apprentice to master level.
Visit to Chamber of Crafts: The Chamber of Crafts for Munich is one of 53 craft chambers in Germany and it is Germany’s largest. Comprised of around 80,000 member companies and through its member organizations, 29% of all apprentices are trained. The Chamber also represents its member’s organizations in politics, marketing and advice on subjects that affect the industry.
Visit Trade (Elektro- Innung) Program 2: The Guild for Electrical and Information Technology Munich and vicinity, with nearly 1,000 members companies represents the interests of its craft people in the field of: building electrical installation, systems electronics, communications, safety technology, solar energy and information technology. They offer its members comprehensive information and services in the areas of business administration, technology, legal and corporate governance and provide education and training in the aforementioned areas.
Visit CTE High School (Berufsschulen): The Berufschule is a government operated school and is one of the two pillars of the dual education system. Its function is to promote general education that is relevant technical education for the apprentice.
Visit Advanced Manufacturing—Siemens Amberg (via bus): The Siemens Elektronikwerk Amberg produces 1,000 product variants in which these components are used to control everything from subway systems to robots in factories. The production in this plant is highly automated with over 1,300 employees ensuring quality with almost zero defects. With an advanced logistic system, products from this plant are available to customers within 24 hours worldwide. Siemens trains its employees through an apprentice training center, which is located on site.
Tour Group Meetings to compare programs between countries, discuss experiences, interact with contacts in Germany and develop an action plan to apply learnings.
Note: Scheduled visits are subject to change.