Vitesco says 60 participants in its Electrification Training course recently received certificates.
In more than 90 teaching units during a period of four months, they acquired new knowledge while working, concerning: Electric machines, power electronics, energy storage units and charging, the EV as a system and EMC high-voltage technologies.
The curriculum also included a virtual internship at OTH Regensburg. Vitesco Technologies works here in cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical and Information Technology and the Centre for Further Education and Knowledge Management (ZWW).
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Some 45% of participants are already involved in electrification projects.
Vitesco Technologies CHRO, Ingo Holstein, noted it is not necessary to complete a new course of study in order for staff from traditional drive areas to be able to work on e-mobility topics.
“In many cases, learning can be fully and sustainably integrated into day-to-day work,” said Holstein.
“With targeted offerings such as electrification training, we are making progress very successfully during the course of our work and on-the-job.”
Since 2019, Vitesco Technologies has already matched several hundred employees, mostly from mechanical and related support functions, to e-mobility projects; pairing existing skills with those required.
“If they match by about 80%, they can generally work on e-mobility projects directly,” added Holstein.
Some 70% of the training course graduates have studied mechanical engineering before starting their careers, while 8% studied automotive engineering. As was the case for all engineers at Vitesco Technologies, all age groups were also represented in the course.
The supplier is bearing all training costs. Additionally, half the lessons take place during working hours.