Qualification course for aircraft mechanics completed with top marks

ARTS has been dealing with the subject of personnel training for years, and has repeatedly conducted qualification programs focussed on aviation, for example for aircraft me­chan­ics or aircraft electricians. This year it again launched an initiative for training aircraft mechanics in a joint action with Trainico GmbH. All eleven participants have successfully com­pleted the theoretical ex­ami­nations with flying colours.

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ARTS has been dealing with the subject of personnel training for years, and has repeatedly conducted qualification programs focussed on aviation, for example for aircraft me­chan­ics or aircraft electricians. This year it again launched an initiative for training aircraft mechanics in a joint action with Trainico GmbH. All eleven participants have successfully com­pleted the theoretical ex­ami­nations with flying colours.

The economy in Saxony is desperately seeking specialised personnel, and is facing major demo­graphic challenges: In the next ten years the state will increasingly need qualified personnel, be­cause according to the employment office over 400,000 workers will be retiring due to age. Es­pe­cial­ly for manufacturing companies, such as Elbe Flugzeug Werke (EFW), it will become in­creas­ingly difficult to find industrial workers with

appropriate certifications for the industry. In response to EFW's project request, ARTS started a qualification course for "Structural Aircraft Mechanics", whereby ARTS took on project management of everything from the application process and candidate support to project work. The training of eleven prospective industry entrants began in September 2015 at the location of the education partner Trainico, in Wildau near Berlin. In the six-month training program par­tici­pants learned structural modi­fication of aviation technology in all its diversity, and re­ceived theoretical and practical instruction before starting their eight-week intern­ship at EFW in Dresden.

"Training and retraining initiatives must be increasingly invested in to maintain the con­nec­tion as a major industrial centre. More than 150 candidates applied for the coveted training places. We especially took pains to ensure that all participants had previously com­pleted training in metalworking, and that they had obtained the requirements for aviation to a large degree," said Stephanie Reisner, project supervisor at ARTS.

At the end of October all participants passed the theory exam with distinction (over 90 percentage points). Candidates are particularly satisfied with the teaching methods and the very balanced relationship between theory and practice. "There were a lot of highlights to the training, such as the screws on an A-300 aircraft fuselage in the training workshop, whereby we carried out various dismantling tasks on the ceiling lining. I'm looking forward to next steps", said the participant Mr Steve König.

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