Ideal Conditions for Generation Z: Trumpf Celebrates the Topping-Out of Its Sustainable Education Center and Smart Factory

The design by the Berlin architects Barkow Leibinger is based on a functional and at the same time sustainable construction in timber.

Machines controlled by a tablet, procedural instructions delivered from the cloud, whole production plants monitored with an app – networked production has long been part of the normal working day for the employees of the laser specialist Trumpf SE + Co. KG. Highly qualified staff members for these sophisticated tasks will still be needed in the future, so Trumpf is creating ideal conditions for apprenticeships and further vocational training. For example, the high-tech company is investing about 14.5 million euros in a new environment-friendly education center – with an integrated smart factory. Drees & Sommer SE, a company that specializes in construction and real estate consulting, is supporting Trumpf in this ambitious construction project, which celebrated its topping-out yesterday.

This September, more apprentices than ever before started their apprenticeship or their dual course of study with the Ditzingen-headquartered Trumpf company. For most of them, direct IT content is essential, or even the main focus of their training. In addition to apprenticeships in digital networking, Trumpf also offers specialist training in areas such as cyber-security. ‘We provide apprenticeships in 17 career professions, with a special focus on apprenticeships and courses of study in digital topics. In future, our trainees can even learn to apply key technologies in a proprietary smart factory.

To ensure that we satisfy the needs of our apprentices and dual students, we integrated their input into the planning of our smart education center and developed the concept together with them,’ explains Marco Klein, Head of Corporate HR Learning and Growth at Trumpf.

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