According to the 2019 learning trend, digital media and methods in professional training, in particular, will continue to gain ground. This is reflected in the current “Learning Delphi,” a yearly learning trend monitor of the German mmb institute, think tank and driving force for innovation in education and learning. While Extended Reality (XR) is rapidly gaining in importance, wikis are slowly moving into the background over the years. According to experts in this 2019 learning trend study, web-based training is also losing its previously high position. It is clear that new digital technologies could slowly replace the old ones. The Trend Monitor is based on a 2019 learning trends survey of 65 education experts from companies, educational institutions and universities in Germany, according to which learning apps, explanatory videos, and digital learning assistants are top-rated.

The 2019 learning trends show that the future of professional training is becoming even more digital, with social learning also gaining in relevance for 72 percent of the experts surveyed. Immersive learning applications are significant increasing: Extended Reality continues to grow. The term immersive is known from the gaming scene and means “deepening.” A recent study by the Turkish Gazi University in Ankara confirmed that XR is not only a 2019 learning trend but also has a positive influence on learning success. To teach their students how to assemble computer motherboards, Professor Dr. Ebru Kılıç Çakmak of the Faculty of Education used an immersive learning application. The marker-based XR application of educational researcher Çakmak, called “HardwareAR,” provided students with information about the properties of hardware components, ports, and assemblies. A control group acquired the theoretical and applied information about main board assembly from textbooks. The other students used the “HardwareAR” application. As a result, they were able to complete the assembly process in a shorter time and required less support. The AR students were significantly more successful than the textbook control group.

2019 Learning trends are blended learning, explanatory videos and learning apps 
While training and further education in the craft trades can benefit from XR, other digital learning aids are on the advance in classically oriented professional training topics. Around 60 percent of the respondents to the “Learning Delphi” survey assume that “intelligent learning assistants” will establish themselves as an innovative form of learning over the next three years. Intended are systems that accompany learners through a learning process in dialogue form and remind them of deadlines and learning workloads. The 2019 learning trend monitor shows that 97 percent of the experts regard Blended Learning and 89 percent Learning Apps as an increasingly important form of learning. The evergreen “Explanation Videos” is in second place with 94 percent. The importance of simulations has increased significantly from 36 to 53 percent. However, these findings may differ depending on age and generation and on the global average:

 

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When it comes to your career don’t stop dreaming! Astronaut, professional soccer player, princess: Do you still remember what you once wanted to become? Not all childhood dreams come true. But sometimes the dream job is still only a stone’s throw away. Let yourself be inspired – by success stories around the globe.

Times are changing. Career dreams hardly do: For decades, little boys have dreamed of becoming police officers or pilots, girls usually want a professional career as (veterinary) doctors or teachers. However, Sophia was different: She liked to tinker with technology, even at an early age. Pin toys, Lego robots, computers – she wasn’t satisfied until she knew exactly how something worked. Later, she dreamed of running her own IT company. A career dream she realized: Together with two friends, Sophia founded her own Start Up. ” To keep my business growing, I have to keep up with the latest technology,” she says. The instructors at TÜV Rheinland Academy are there to help her. They themselves have practical experience and are dedicated to you with innovations and digitization.

> In this video you can get to know the whole story of Sophia.

Happiness makes you productive

TÜV Rheinland Academy is specialized in training and further education in technical professions and offers companies, graduates and professionals a wide range of opportunities to develop their personal potential in their dream job. Mohammed from India has also benefited from it. Initially, he wanted to be a racing driver. Today, he works as a mechatronics engineer for an international automotive group. Not least because with the Vocational Training of TÜV Rheinland Academy he experienced exactly the dual vocational training based on the German model, which is the basis for getting an opportunity for a job interview with global players. He made it, although he came from a modest background and lacked the money for education. “The education was financially supported and was outstanding. That’s why I can live my dream career today,” he says. Good for his employer! After all, studies show that happy employees are about 20 percent more productive than their dissatisfied colleagues.

> In this video you can get to know the whole story of Mohammed.

There could be more people like Sophia or Mohammed worldwide following their dream job. According to the Gallup Engagement Index in the USA, just one in three employees (33 percent) still feels emotionally committed to his job. And that is already the world’s top value. In the European Union, only one in ten employees (11 percent) is happy with his or her job, while one in four (25 percent) has already mentally resigned.

Why is that? On the one hand, many companies concentrate exclusively on their day-to-day business and thereby lose sight of employee development. On the other hand, even employees do not pursue their career goals consistently enough. John’s example shows that things can be different: Already as a child, he was very ambitious. Today, he works in his dream job and moves heavy construction frames as a crane operator. It wasn’t always easy to get there. “I started at the bottom, but I always kept an eye on my goal,” John remembers. Then his employer financed his training as a crane operator, and he passed the examination at PersCert TÜV. For him, personnel certification is not just a degree, but a kickoff for a successful international career that offers him many opportunities.

> In this video you can get to know the whole story of John.

Tailor-made e-learning offers for individual career dreams

So it’s not always the direct route that leads to the dream job, but that’s exactly what you should expect and inform yourself accordingly. Especially the increasing digitalization and automation offers exciting, sometimes undreamed of development possibilities. Today, for example, it is no longer necessary to study computer science to protect companies from hackers, viruses and other threats. Jane can prove this: she decided not to study and instead took tailor-made e-learning courses at TÜV Rheinland Academy. Today, she works as an IT expert and continues to focus on digital training. “Together with TÜV Rheinland Academy, for example, we have developed a customized course on cybersecurity for our company,” she says. “It is working out really well!”

> In this video you can get to know the whole story of Jane.

Paul also opted for a training course at TÜV Rheinland Academy as part of his continuing education program and was very enthusiastic about the practice-oriented courses. Without hesitation, he applied to be a trainer. With success. Today, he shares his expertise with young professionals and executives around the world. “I used to be a great electrical engineer at home. Today, I’m creating new ideas worldwide,” he proudly states. “It’s nice that I can share my dream with so many people and pass on my knowledge myself – so that others may also realize their career dreams.”

> In this video you can get to know the whole story of Paul.

We hope you haven’t given up dreaming either! Find out more about how the services offered by TÜV Rheinland Academy have supported Sophia, Mohammed, John, Jane and Paul on their career dreams, or find out for yourself what opportunities are available to you worldwide through training and further education at TÜV Rheinland Academy. Find out more on www.tuv.com/academy.

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Advanced Training in Professional Sports

Professional German sport clubs learn from Markus Dohm, Executive Vice President Academy & Life Care TÜV Rheinland, how to deal with entrepreneurial challenges on the SPONSORs Clubmanager Summit at BayArena Leverkusen, Germany.

The clubs in German professional sports constantly need to establish more professional structures. Only this way, they can increase their sales and meet the demands of the fans, the media and sponsors. Under the motto “From Clubs for Clubs” innovative marketing approaches and pioneering changes in the organization of clubs, leagues and associations were discussed at SPONSORs Clubmanager Summit.

Thus, Markus Dohm held a lecture about the success factor personnel competence on the summit at BayArena Leverkusen, Germany in November 2015. He taught managers of the national soccer league and leaders in German basketball, ice hockey and handball how dynamic and practice-oriented advanced training in professional sports can master entrepreneurial challenges.

Being the leading platform for information exchange in sports business for market players, SPONSORs chose the topics most recent concepts in CRM, working with young talents, quality management and innovative marketing approaches for the SPONSORs Clubmanager Summit.

New TÜV Rheinland Standard
“Certified Service Quality-Sports”

For the satisfaction of stadium visitors and viewers TÜV Rheinland has developed certification procedures by which the quality of sports clubs can be tested professionally and efficiently. From ticket ordering to visiting a sports event all service aspects such as catering for instance are being examined closely. The internationally recognized TÜV Rheinland standard “Certified Service Quality-Sports” aims at professional clubs as well as amateur clubs and covers all sports.

FC Bayern Munich was the first professional sports club in Germany to become a customer end of May 2015. “With our presence at this industry summit, we highlighted our significance as experts in the fields of advanced training and occupational health management, to open doors with decision makers for future collaborations in professional sports,” said Dohm.

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At the Innovation Conference, a high-quality cast symposium discussed the impact of digitalization on the working environment of the future / Exemplary innovation projects demonstrate how to use technology.

On 22 October this year, Markus Dohm, Executive Vice President Academy & Life Care Germany at TÜV Rheinland invited to an ‘Expedition into the future of our working environment’ with more than 200 experts from business, science, and politics at Flora Cologne, Germany. Under the heading ‘Education and Employment 4.0’ high-quality speakers discussed major trends related to the digitization of the economy and its impact on the future of work. Among the participants were in addition to numerous company representatives also CEO of TÜV Rheinland AG Dr. Michael Fübi, TÜV Rheinland CHRO Thomas Biedermann and Professor Dr. Bruno O. Braun, Chairman of the Board of TÜV Rheinland. The event was held under the patronage of Federal Minister Andrea Nahles, whose Ministry published a ‘Green Paper’ on the subject (German language).

Among the prominent speakers was the Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Rainer Woelki. He stressed in his welcoming speech the importance of education, particularly regarding the integration of the many refugees, and called on the participants to accept more ‘alternative educational biographies’ in the company.

Education and Employment 4.0 at the Innovation Conference

Numerous experts, including Prof. Dr. Jutta Rump, Director of the Institute for Employment and Employability at Ludwigshafen University, and Prof. Dr. Torsten Oltmanns of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, showed that digitalization will affect much more our working environment and jobs as currently already noticed. Intensive discussions between speakers and participants made clear that the uncertainty about further development in many companies is huge. A conclusion: The continuous training of their employees and high flexibility are becoming increasingly important for companies considering the changes. At the same time, ‘social innovations’ are needed besides the technical ones to exploit the potential of technology usefully and employee-friendly.

How digitization may now be used in everyday business, innovative projects presented on market stalls. Examples were the use of virtual reality in construction projects, new learning concepts for apprentices or new opportunities for ‘social business’ via platforms that bring together employees, customers, and partners. TÜV Rheinland also presented its solutions in the field of Workplace Learning Solutions.

‘We took the participants of the event on an expedition into the still-new terrain of the digitalized working environment to give them the so significant suggestions and impulses on this future issue. In this way, we have managed to raise our profile in front of proven experts as a leading service provider of further education and occupational health management’ says Markus Dohm.

Further information on the innovation conference:
www.tuv.com/innovationstagung (German language)

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To ensure patients a gentle, effective and at the same time efficient treatment,  research-driven pharmaceutical companies need to develop, improve and launch qualitatively outstanding therapies and pharmaceuticals. Experts with relevant qualifications are required to provide the clinical trials and approval studies at doctor’s surgeries and in hospitals: e.g. study nurses and study assistants. They ensure, that trials and studies run competently and according to the clinical validation plan. Training institutions like PAREXEL Academy provide the aspiring specialists both, the know-how and the tools they can apply in clinical research practice.

TÜV Rheinland Academy cooperates with PAREXEL
From left to right: Carsten Kleinert, Prof. Dr. Ulf Schneider (PAREXEL International), Enrico Rühle, Siegfried Schmauder (TÜV Rheinland)

Cooperation to meet the growing needs of biopharmaceutical industry

PAREXEL International and TÜV Rheinland Academy & Life Care have entered into discussions regarding a possible cooperation in respect of building global standards for education and training in the field of Clinical Research. The cooperation aims to deliver tailored, meaningful and effective education and training programs to meet the increasing global demand for professionals in the biopharmaceutical industry and build a sustainable talent pipeline. Therefore, Prof. Dr. Ulf Schneider, PAREXEL International, and Enrico Rühle, TÜV Rheinland Academy & Life Care, had plan to cooperate in training business a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”). By concluding this MoU, both parties expressed their intention to explore the possibility of a cooperation its terms and conditions further.

Key issues of the co-operation between PAREXEL and TÜV Rheinland

As key issues have been defined:

  1. to explore the possibility of a co-operation in respect of offering and marketing trainings in the field of Clinical Research on a global scale by using both parties’ expertise.
  2. to co-operate in defined education and training areas, e.g.:
    • roll-out of PAREXEL Academy programs delivered at selected TÜV Rheinland Academy’s locations Germany, Greater China, South Korea, Japan, and further locations in Europe and South America.
    • set up of both, joint full-time and part-time certificate programs, and degree programs with established university partnerships.

 

Further more, the coooperation includes:

  • to use TÜV Rheinland Integrated Learning Management System (ILMS).
  • to market defined portfolio and use as recruitment instrument.
  • to implement an online job portal to place graduates and build a constant talent pipeline.

 

As the first action points have been defined:

  • to offer Site Staff Trainings in the field of Clinical Research at selected locations of TÜV Rheinland Academy in Germany.
  • to roll-out a joint „Nursing School“ program with a pilot in Poland with the perspective of expanding program offer in Eastern Europe.
  • to implement TÜV Rheinland ILMS into the PAREXEL learning environment.

 

About PAREXEL

PAREXEL International is a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of expertise-based contract research, consulting, medical communications, and technology solutions and services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 80 locations with more than 15,000 employees in 50 countries. In Germany alone, the company employs more than 1,600 people.
PAREXEL Academy offers professionals training courses, workshops, and conferences at national and international levels since 2001.

LC ACADEMIE – the new joint venture between Luxcontrol, a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland Group, and the technical service company Léon Kremer – launched an interactive online platform for their multi-sector trainings in Luxembourg.

LC ACADEMIE is a new, private platform for sector-independent trainings in Luxembourg. The offer comprises more than 150 different trainings to be expanded quickly from various sectors:

  • Hazard Prevention
  • Food Hygiene
  • Management
  • Human Resources
  • Personal Development
  • Safety
  • Standards
  • Environment
  • Regulations

 

Available on all devices

The platform is usable on all devices from tablet and PC to smartphone. Via the search bar the suitable course can be found fast and secure in the desired language: French, German, English, and Luxembourgish. The registration is easy and every seminar is shown with an overview of all course details including availability. One can choose to complete the seminar as in-house course or in one of the LC ACADEMIE training centers. The own profile gives an overview of certificates, attendance lists and other documents. All in all, the platform impresses through modern design and user-friendliness.

About LC ACADEMIE in Luxembourg

LC Academie LogoEnd of April 2015 Luxcontrol and Léon Kremer established the new training company LC ACADEMIE S.A.. The two responsible directors of this joint venture, Ralph Krips, CEO Léon Kremer and Jean-Marc Poncelet, Director Luxcontrol, target “a one stop shop for training that substantially covers the existing demand for training on the Luxembourg market” with state of the art training equipment and their novel training platform www.lc-academie.lu.

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SITRUSTstands for Siemens & TÜV Rheinland Unique Safety Training. Here’s more about the Siemens TÜV Rheinland Global Skill Centre for Occupational Safety in Mumbai in partnership with TÜV Rheinland.

Zero incidents – it is achievable, according to one of the principles of the “Zero Harm Culture@Siemens” program. The occupational safety program launched in fiscal year 2012 is having an increasingly positive impact. Significant progress in enhancing the collaboration with contractors and improving the safety culture was made in the Middle East and in India.

sitrust-iindia-parkThe Global Skill Centre for Occupational Safety at Mumbai (see model of the center left) is an admirable example of this approach. SITRUSTTM stands for Siemens & TÜV Rheinland Unique Safety Training. This training program is the global answer for safety training in India in order to change the perception towards risk and safety. Since there were mostly theoretical classroom trainings available without practical approach in the past, SITRUST includes an extensive practical component with a simulated construction site environment and uses “learn the theory, master the practice” skills. The training incorporates simulations and practical case studies of complex risks combined with multiple hazards such as working at heights and close to high voltage power lines as well as welding/gas cutting activities, etc.

Through structured and practical site situations in the form of storyboards, SITRUST™ will provide hands-on training modules in the Global Skill Centre for Occupational Safety to:

  • Identify hazards,
  • Identify what is good/bad,
  • Identify what is acceptable/not acceptable,
  • Adopt safe practices, and
  • Identify and mitigate risks by having proper control measures in place.

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TÜV Rheinland and Siemens co-developed this practical simulation of site conditions and completed the program with a certification process. About 100 safety cards have been developed for trainers and trainees and integrated into 10 – 15 different story boards. About 5 to 10 participants per group will solve various subtasks. The complete program, after a theoretical briefing, includes 2 days in the training park. To maintain independence and ensure the assessment is neutral, all trainings and certifications are conducted exclusively by TÜV Rheinland.

Global Skill Centre for Occupational Safety and the SITRUST™ Training Program:

  • have a multitude of object lessons within a small area
  • have a highly practical approach: “learning by doing”
  • simulate the object lessons under real work conditions
  • simulate the most common mistakes in work safety
  • train everyone to realize risk interactions
  • train everyone to do the right thing in the right way
  • prepare everyone for working in real projects

The first congress of the Polish senior citizens economy created a new model for private and public investment in services for the elderly.

On October 29, 2014, the first congress of the so-called “silver economy” took place in Poland. The topics included:

  • Demographic change and new economic challenges.
  • Options for financing programs for senior citizens.
  • New construction and modernization of senior citizen housing and residences.

The congress was organized by the Forum for Economic Development & Entrepreneurship and hosted by the National Institute of Economics and the Adam Smith Center.

The first congress of the Polish senior citizens economy created a new model for private and public investment in services for the elderly. Congress participants rated the potential of the industry and its importance to the national economy, especially for the labour market. Services for seniors open up new employment opportunities in small and medium-sized centers that are now threatened by depopulation and chronic unemployment among young people and people aged 50+.

In addition to a presentation program, the event provided discussions on various topics. As part of the topic “Labour Market, Training and New Training Facilities for Professionals” Ursula Taege from TÜV Rheinland Academy in Germany presented the German education system of the nursing profession as well as the Professional Academy for Nursing at TÜV Rheinland. Anna Konewecka from TÜV Academy Polska shared experiences from the project “Education of Nursing Assistants with Personal Certification”. In this project, the academy in Poland trained Polish experts in 24-hour-care in Germany on behalf of temporary employment agencies. Further training for nursing staff is under preparation.

The Colombian mining industry has grown at a fast pace during the past decade. In our times, Colombia is an important player in the world mining industry as a producer of high quality minerals.

Working conditions in the mining industry are hard. In order to protect the miners and avoid accidents, the government has enacted an extensive set of regulations which also include guidelines for dealing with vehicles for the transport of raw materials as well as the operators of cranes of all kinds as well as other lifting devices. The operators of mines are legally obliged to provide their employees, who are involved in the relevant tasks, with the appropriate training and to verify such training.

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TÜV Rheinland offers essential expertise for training and education. Our experts in Columbia train mine workers in the safe driving with off-road trucks with all-wheel drive and educate crane operators. Training content includes the following:

  • Defensive driving in high mountains (16 course units)
    • Defensive driving in industrial and mining environments
    • Movement of the vehicle on difficult terrain or high risk areas

Objectives: Participants learn about their own abilities and how to assess the vehicle safely as well as how to identify risks and avoid them.

  • Safety course for operators and lifting operations with bridge cranesand gantry cranes, rigging applications and critical evaluation oflifting.

Objectives: To provide theoretical and practical knowledge for the safe and efficient overhead cranes, gantry cranes and its relationship to good use rigging (slings, slings, shackles, eyebolts, turnbuckles, lifting equipment and other) operatinguserequired.

The certification of lifting equipment and qualification of their operators by an independent third party ensures that both equipment and operators dedicated evaluated by qualified personnel for this task. At present, companies around the world, aware of this need and are looking for a CA Ernst and support for this type of work required.