Companies and their trainees in professions with technical competence also suffer from Corona. TÜV Rheinland Academy, as a leading provider of technical competence development, has therefore expanded its worldwide TVET services. Welders and electrical engineers are now also attending Virtual Classrooms in their vocational training to learn their trades. The solution: simulations shorten practical exercises on industrial equipment used in small groups and at a distance since the pandemic.

For trainees and students of an oil company on the Arabian Peninsula, the lockdown was initially shocking. Their training was threatened to be suspended indefinitely. But they were lucky. Within a few days, their training center set up Virtual Classrooms for the vocational training. The training center operator, TÜV Rheinland Academy, implements technical training for industrial groups worldwide as part of its TVET programs. TVET stands for Technical and Vocational Education and Training and is based on the dual training model that is very successful in Germany. Its clients are companies, educational institutions, and governments from all over the world that invest in their workforce’s technical competence development. TÜV Rheinland Academy advises its customers, develops educational concepts and training plans, and operates worldwide.

150 trainers and 1,000 apprentices with new training plans in the Virtual Classroom

The effort was not without its price, with Corona, the TVET team had to rethink everything once again. In Saudi Arabia, the approximately 150 trainers converted the current training plans for oil and gas technicians, which were currently running for prospective welders, electricians, process control, and operations specialists. Instead of regularly alternating between the training workshop and the classroom, they shifted a large part of the curriculum to digital platforms. They brought forward the academic units and implemented Virtual Classrooms in vocational training.

Virtual Classrooms in vocational training and in general take place on an Internet platform where trainers and students meet at the same time and design the lessons together. The advantage is that physical presence is no longer required. At the same time, however, trainers and students experience each other directly via their mobile devices and can interact. To achieve this, the trainers had to adapt their didactics and methods to the Virtual Classroom platforms. The practical parts of the training were initially prepared intensively with instructional films and simulations. Of course, a welder has to practice handling the different welding devices until he or she can make a good weld. With simulation tools, some practical skills can already be developed, even if the trainees cannot work on a real device in the training workshop. Welding simulators already impart a technical feel for the operation of the equipment and material properties. Once the loosening up had begun, the participants were thus well prepared for their first use of the machine – naturally with the necessary distance and in small groups. In the meantime, the practical modules are being made up for. Our experience with Corona also shows that many things can be done that previously seemed impossible. The trainers on site have worked with significant commitment. No participant fell by the wayside – on the contrary. Some of the trainers even reported that they sometimes also managed to improve their performance control. Because every day, they assign tasks that the students have to implement and submit. As a result, performance deficits and comprehension problems were noticed earlier by some of them, who could otherwise duck away more easily in real classroom situations.

Conclusion: Virtual Classrooms make sense in technical competence development

Even if the practical training of the TVET programs remains a central component, it is conceivable that the Virtual Classrooms in vocational training could become a permanent part. Travel and accommodation will only be necessary for practical modules, which will bring great cost benefits to a giant empire like China. Investments in mobile devices will then be less decisive, especially if “physical distancing” is still necessary. TÜV Rheinland Academy will also be able to organize the assessment of performance levels and even examinations online in the future using tried and tested tools. And the experience we all made during the pandemic shows that many things can be implemented sensibly in the development of technical skills in the Virtual Classroom.

Here you can find the current offers in Virtual Classrooms of TÜV Rheinland Academy.

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Virtual classrooms have been around for a long time, but since Corona, they have become even more popular. Providers of further education like TÜV Rheinland Academy digitalized their regular seminar offer within a short time and modified the training methods and didactics. The aim is to use digital technology effectively for all learning types with Virtual Classrooms (VC).

Training in seminar rooms is only possible with a hygiene concept until a vaccine is discovered. The “physical distancing” is valid indefinitely. However, further occupational training must not be allowed to fall by the wayside. For companies and their employees, there are excellent opportunities, especially now. As long as many companies are still in short-time work, the time can be used to extend the Corona-related learning curves. In times of low workload, investments in the qualification of employees are worthwhile.

Because by building up competence, employers and employees strengthen their competitiveness for the future of work. Furthermore, anyone taking part in further training in a Virtual Classroom from their home office or via mobile device today enjoys a lively learning world with interaction and fun, including simultaneous monitoring of learning success.

From e-Learning to Virtual Classrooms

Concepts and technical solutions for lively, interactive formats of corporate knowledge transfer have been around since the 90s. Synchronous learning media have been part of professional training from the very beginning. Those who spoke of e-learning usually had web-based training in mind. Limiting factors were often the technical infrastructure or the lack of bandwidth. Interaction between participants and trainers took place via chats or telephone conferences.

To support the participants even better in designing their learning environment and learning progress, educational institutions and universities developed Virtual Classrooms, which take place synchronously and live in class. All trainers, moderators, and participants are connected live via webcam and headsets. This opens up educational and methodological possibilities that are almost equal to those of real seminars.

In addition to the traditional whiteboard lecture by a trainer, participants can exchange views in open discussions followed by an online participant survey. This happens in a video conference, which also gets a new liveliness through chats.

Participants can also make their contributions, give speeches, and record presentations or videos from their computers. In addition to this, working groups can be formed; asynchronous newsgroups complement the exchange within the framework of digital learning, which has the great advantage of being able to combine an entire toolset for synchronous and asynchronous learning processes (Blended Learning).

Virtual Classrooms: Immediate feedback for trainers and participants

Because people’s learning behavior is different, some have a short attention span and are easily distracted, which was a particular challenge in the home office during the Corona pandemic and still is in some instances. Some need fixed structures; others prefer to divide up the learning material themselves. In all situations, some form of social interaction is desirable to revive the joy of learning and learning progress. The recurring challenge for education providers and competence partners is to meet all these needs within the framework of digital learning – especially in times of Corona.

Good trainers use the knowledge of the learning types in their courses to adapt their educational modules to these optimally. Impulse presentations of thirty or more minutes, which were common in the past, are divided up into several smaller ones. These can be varied with videos, group work, and flash surveys to involve the participants in the further course of the seminar unit. All in all, the lessons are more interactive, multimedia-based, and sometimes also with playful elements.
Trainers use short one-on-one conversations to check individual learning statuses. In this way, they receive immediate feedback, for example, to close gaps in knowledge early on by repeating the lessons. And even performance assessments can now be carried out in a legally compliant manner using appropriate tools with clear identification.

Digital and conventional training will complement each other even more closely in the future

Even if the practical skills still have to be trained in the future, as in the case of welder training, the necessary theoretical knowledge can certainly be taught in a Virtual Classroom  – possibly supplemented by innovative digital approaches, such as a virtual reality scenario. This allows smaller groups to use available practical training places alternately. In any case, the trainers from TÜV Rheinland Academy have shown during the Corona shutdown that they can also convey previously conventional offerings successfully from their seminar portfolio in Virtual Classrooms.

Above all, feedback from participants also shows that they experienced a lively learning world with interaction and fun. One participant put it in a nutshell: “For two days, I took part in an online seminar at TÜV Rheinland. The tutor was professional, serious, and responsible. Instead of seemingly boring terms and lessons, I experienced enthusiastic explanations that stay in my mind. To every question, the trainer responded in time and with a smile and gave professional answers. And she also asked questions so that we could interact well. The three-day Virtual Classroom has awakened my enthusiasm to continue learning online. ”

Here you can find the current online offer of TÜV Rheinland Academy from Virtual Classrooms to e-learnings by simply choosing your country.

 

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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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On September 27, 2018, TÜV Rheinland Academy formally released its “Welcoming Industry 4.0 White Paper on the Development of Chinese Vocational Education” (hereafter referred to as the “White Paper”) at the International Summit and Exhibition for Vocational Education held in Guangzhou. Ms. Sherin Lin, Vice President of Academy & Life Care, TÜV Rheinland Greater China, and Carlo Humberg, Expert on the German dual vocational education system from TÜV Rheinland Academy, jointly revealed key parts of the White Paper at the event while also setting out the challenges, opportunities and developments for Chinese vocational education. TÜV Rheinland Academy worked with its equipment partners to introduce advanced vocational education implementations such as VR, Microsoft HoloLens and MR at the exhibition. Visitors were provided with a novel experience on integrated consulting solutions for dual vocational education in China.

White paper on dual vocational education in China

Lin said: “Chinese vocational education is now at a crossroads in development. The rise of Industry 4.0 means the upgrading of the manufacturing industry and the popularization of high and new technologies such as artificial intelligence. Conventional manufacturing expertise is now faced with a new round of challenges in professional development and this means tremendous development potential for technical and vocational education in China. TÜV Rheinland Academy analyzed more than one hundred businesses and schools against this current backdrop. The results were used to compile the White Paper that will hopefully serve as a useful guide for vocational education in China. The White Paper can also provide the Chinese vocational education industry as well as the reform and development of vocational educational institutions with a reference for their decision-making and help promote the cultivation of professional talent in China. ”

The White Paper is divided into three chapters that analyze the following topics based on research findings: Current status of Chinese vocational education in the lead-up to Industry 4.0 age; New opportunities in Chinese vocational education in the Industry 4.0 age; and Development trends in Chinese vocational education. In Chapter 1, TÜV Rheinland explains the challenges facing Chinese vocational education including the mismatch between the standard of vocational education and industry development, shortage of new talent, and shortfall in new vocational educators. Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 dissects the new opportunities for vocational education in the Industry 4.0 age. Highlights include the strengths of the German dual education system and its direction of localization development, as well as an outline of school-business cooperation models, and inter-institution cooperation.

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“Welcoming Industry 4.0 White Paper on the Development of Chinese Vocational Education”

Pannel discussion on “Educational fusion using digital techniques”

Carlo Humberg, our Expert of the German dual vocational education system and the Senior Project Manager of TÜV Rheinland Academy, also took part in the pannel discussion on “Educational fusion using digital techniques” held at the same time. Humberg mentioned that even though the “Industry 4.0” concept is connected to continued increases in the level of automation in manufacturing techniques, it is the people that ultimately matters in “Industry 4.0.” That is why most of the recent discussions about “Industry 4.0” have revolved around the development of useful and essential skillsets in current and future employees. For vocational education in China, the main challenge posed by “Industry 4.0” is to the content of technical training courses. Upgrades must be made in response to technological developments and improvements made to organizational processes for a more team-oriented approach. A decision must then be made on what needs to be integrated.

The latest updates made by Germany to its national teaching materials for electrical and mechanical subjects now incorporate new skills with a particular emphasis on digitization. As the oldest and most famous training and education organization in Europe, TÜV Rheinland Academy inherits the spirit of German craftsmanship and has many years of experience with dual training. It strives to promote the exchange and fusion of advanced techniques and educational models from Germany and China in order to drive the development of Chinese industry and education.

Vocational Training at TÜV Rheinland Academy China

TÜV Rheinland Academy has been operating in China for over three decades, bringing with its over 145 years of brand development and technical expertise as well some of the best talents in the industry. Efforts in recent years have focused on the development of a new approach to vocational education in China. Successful partnerships have been set up with a number of vocational schools including Guangzhou Light Industry Senior Technical School, Jiangmen City Technical School, Hainan College of Vocation and Technique, Shenzhen No.3 Vocational School of Technology, and The First vocational school of Tanggu Binhai new area Tianjin. The above partnerships combined the resources of TÜV Rheinland Academy and the vocational schools to provide a demonstration of the “dual system” in action. In the Sino-German Smart Manufacturing Academy for example the partners built an Industry 4.0 simulated factory that used the latest international technical resources and education system to provide an advanced demonstration of the “smart manufacturing” and “German dual” vocational education system in China. The cultivation of highly skilled talents for supporting the development of the smart manufacturing industry will help drive the transformation and upgrade of the entire industry chain.

In addition to strengthening school-business cooperation in Industry 4.0, TÜV Rheinland Academy is also working with vocational schools to set up training and examination centers. The training center will develop course resources based on international standards that will improve faculty standards and quality of teaching. The center will also carry out testing and accreditation of students based on their actual abilities. Recently completed projects include international training and certification of welding expertise with the Jiangmen Technical School, as well as the New Energy Vehicle Intelligent Automotive Training Center in partnership with Shanghai Boshi Motor Repair School.

“The transformation of Chinese vocational education is a matter of great urgency. TÜV Rheinland will lend its support through its own technical strengths and expertise.” concluded Lin.

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Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

Organizations around the globe have increasing demands for qualified employees to meet market expectations that are driven by technology. When management realizes the importance of vocational training or further education of their employees they face the challenge of how to realize it effectively in terms of time, effort and result. Whether you are a private company, a governmental authority or an educational institute, TÜV Rheinland supports you to further educate your employees in line with your local industry demands.

Practical and targeted technical vocational training means better skilled and qualified employees, which in turn leads to improved regional, economic and social development. In such an environment, potential employees find more job opportunities and companies can draw on qualified staff to boost production or provide enhanced services. Companies may even experience cost reductions as it becomes easier to hire locally rather than internationally.

Technical Vocational Education and Training of TÜV Rheinland ensures a simple but high efficient way of qualification for your employees – worldwide. In our concept of vocational training, your employees learn the theory and can on top immediately practice with the didactic training systems. Thus, after the training, your employees are perfectly prepared for their professional responsibilities.

We are strongly rooted in the German dual vocational system and offer customized vocational learning solutions and a broad scope of related consultancy services especially in technical fields, and available across all industries. Choosing us enables you to access a depth of expertise and technical knowledge difficult to find elsewhere. The breadth of our experience in nearly every industry allows us to create workforce development programs to meet your specific needs.

We enable you:

  • to develop skills and competencies of your current and future employees.
  • to close skill gap.
  • to develop your employees´ potential continuously.
  • to increase international mobility of your people.
  • to train your trainers.
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TÜV Rheinland and Lucas-Nülle present their one-stop solutions for technical „Trainings Made in Germany” at GESS in Dubai. The world leading education exhibition and conference GESS takes place at the Dubai World Trade Center on 1st to 3rd March 2016.
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TÜV Rheinland sets up vocational training center with Shenzhen’s Third Vocational and Technical School according to the German dual training system. TÜV Rheinland Guangdong Ltd., the world’s leading service provider of quality certification and technical training services, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Third Vocational and Technical School of Shenzhen, to jointly open a Training Center of Quality Management, and deem to start vocational training courses from the second half of the year. The two parties will actively support SZ government to enhance vocational education and “talent city” strategy, work together to nurture the high-end quality management talents and technical talents needed for industrial development, so as to break new grounds towards uplifting “Shenzhen Quality” and  establishing “Shenzhen Standard”.

With great support from the Shenzhen government along with many enterprises and workers, Shenzhen Federation of Trade Unions (FTU) plans to develop innovative vocational training approach according to the German dual training system in order to exploit the potential of employees by conducting a key project of systematic vocational trainings. The development of new competencies and skills and more effective use of knowledge will enhance the employability of individual workers and improve the competitiveness. The Training Center is a key part of Shenzhen FTU – Shenzhen Worker Quality Promotion Project.

Enrico Ruhle, Executive Vice President of TÜV Rheinland Group in charge of Business Stream Academy and Life Care introduced, “At TÜV Rheinland Academy, we offer various levels of training programs. We train skilled workers, specialists and junior managers as well as a new generation of well qualified and highly motivated workforce. Our students obtain a recognized vocational degree after 2 – 3 years of training. Thanks to the dual training system, our diplomas and certificates can be a stepping stone to a successful professional career.”

“Vocational education according to the German dual training system is well accepted in the EU countries and enjoys a very high degree of social status especially in Germany where this type of occupational training serves as a main source of high-quality talents for enterprises. The cooperation between TÜV Rheinland and the School as well as Shenzhen FTU will help Shenzhen government rapidly enhance the overall quality of workers and the construction of an effective vocational education system,” said Yushun Wong, Executive Vice President of TÜV Rheinland Greater China at the signing ceremony.

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Shenzhen to introduce German dual training system of vocational training and education

The Training Center, located in Futian campus of the School, will work closely with TÜV Rheinland Academy in the domain of Shenzhen’s secondary vocational education. The School will be responsible for the promotion of training courses, taking charge of student enrollment and organization work by using their education resources and the strong network of Shenzhen FTU. TÜV Rheinland will undertake the teaching according to the German dual training system and the issuing of corresponding certificates. The two parties will jointly foster and train top quality-management and skilled technicians in Shenzhen with support from the municipal government.

According to the agreement, the two parties will cooperate in several areas, which include establishing school partnership, training teachers for the school, introducing vocational education courses from German TÜV Rheinland Vocational Schools and Colleges, learning from the dual training system of Germany vocational schools, training for international vocational qualification certification, developing bilateral exchanges of teachers and students, and so on.

Future cooperation to extend to higher vocational education

Starting from the second half of 2015, the two sides will work together to develop training courses adapted to the future industrial development of Shenzhen. It will be done by means of extensive research on the demand for quality-management talents and skilled technicians.

The two sides also agreed to discuss the feasibility of establishing Shenzhen TÜV Rheinland Vocational and Technical College and embark on higher vocational education when the time is ripe. The efforts will accelerate the innovation of the dual training system of Shenzhen.

If the early stage of cooperation runs smoothly, both TÜV Rheinland and the School have the intention to deepen cooperation; the two parties can jointly build a Sino-Germany TÜV Rheinland Shenzhen Training College (Tentative). The new college will be located in Bagualing and Pingshan campuses of the School.

Training activities of TÜV Rheinland in India meet the needs of the growing Indian industries.

The TÜV Rheinland training experts train young people to become highly motivated and qualified members of the workforce.  Read here about TÜV Rheinland NIFE Academy India, CAIRN Centre of Excellence operated by TÜV Rheinland, and SITRUST™ – first Indian holistic practical Health & Safety Training Center.

One of India’s biggest challenges, as well as advantages, is its growing, young population. The average Indian will only be 29 years old in 2020. India targets the creation of 500 million skilled workers by 2022, and Germany is one of its strongest partners for this.

indian-workerUntil now, companies have regularly complained of the intense difficulty of finding appropriately skilled, employable workers for jobs in factories or services, such as sales or customer service agents, while poorly-educated young people struggle to find remunerative work. Skilled construction workers are also in acutely short supply.

The activities of TÜV Rheinland in India meet the needs of the growing Indian industries. Examples include both the NIFE Academy and the CAIRN Centre of Excellence (CCOE). The goal of the TÜV Rheinland training experts is to train young people to become highly motivated and qualified members of the workforce. In the vocational training courses the attendees learn a wide range of professional skills through practical training which will further enhance their qualification.

TÜV Rheinland NIFE Academy India

TÜV Rheinland NIFE Academy India has been part of TÜV Rheinland since January 2014. The Indian training service provider currently supports more than 10,000 participants in 65 cities across India. The company operates over 40 direct training centers, 28 franchise centers and 3 information centers with top-class training.

Operational health and safety is a hot topic in the world of business today. Fire safety is at the crux of international business and is a critical requirement for all business operations. TÜV Rheinland NIFE Academy was founded with the vision of providing vocational training programs to meet industry demand for highly qualified people.

TÜV Rheinland NIFE Academy India attracts young people aged 17 to 24 with its wide range of unique and well-designed courses – from seminars lasting several days to university degrees. The training catalogue is focused on training and certificates in:

  • fire and safety
  • lift technology
  • fiber optics technology
  • facilities

A certificate program in inventory and stores, and a corporate training complete the portfolio.

CAIRN Centre of Excellence (CCOE), India Goes Into Operation

The new state-of-the-art center for providing training in advanced disciplines goes into operation. It was established by Cairn India in Jodhpur, Rajasthan with a total investment volume of US $10 –11 million CCOE is operated by TÜV Rheinland in India. It develops competent and confident market-ready professionals with world-class vocational skills.

The center offers vocational training in

  • welding
  • automobile – servicing and maintenance
  • renewable energy – installation and maintenance
  • retail – customer sales agent

Seminars and courses on various topics will be organized on a regular basis.

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The newly built training center provides training courses with high a relevance to the modern economy thus providing the state of Rajasthan with a world-class facility supported by industry and with strong placement linkages. Courses pertaining to the oil and gas industry will be introduced as a next step.

About CAIRN

Cairn India Limited is one of the largest oil and gas exploration companies in India and one of the fastest growing energy companies in the world. The company is committed to conducting its business in a socially responsible, ethical and environmentally friendly manner and to continuously work towards improving the quality of life of the communities in its operational areas. CCOE was established in one of its large scale CSR initiatives.

SITRUST™
First Indian holistic practical Health & Safety Training Center

SITRUSTTM stands 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.
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Windmill Training Center Inaugurated at PPG Institute of Technology in Coimbatore

А Center for Training on Renewable Energy – Windmill Training Center – was opened at PPG Institute of Technology in Coimbatore. It is aimed to meet the demand for the need of trained windmill technicians in India. The Windmill Training Center is the first-of-its-kind in the country, complete with horizontal and vertical windmills, solar photo voltaic power panels, etc. The new training facility consists of various parts and machinery that а windmill possesses. The scope of training includes design, installation, service and maintenance of windmill technology.

The wind energy industry in India is experiencing a very high growth rate next years. It has the potential for immediate application as a viable component of the Indian strategic energy plan. Most states are already actively involved in this industry in India. The vocational training center gives opportunity for students, who want to pursue a career in windmill technology or start their own enterprise in windmill related activities. This profession offers a great possibility for the young generation and entrepreneurs as the wind energy industry is looking for skilled man power.

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During the opening event, Timothy Miller, General Manager of TÜV Rheinland Training in India, announced that the center would not only conduct special training programs, but also research activities in renewable energy.Р. Prabhakaran, Country Head, Training and Consulting of TÜV Rheinland in India explained the training programs that will bе mаdе available at the training center.

We Train Windmill Service Technicians

The Windmill vocational courses prepare individuals for career entry and advancement opportunities with wind energy technologies. The program is designed to prepare students to become Windmill Service Technicians to support the installation, operation and maintenance of the wind energy industry.

After completion of the training the students will be qualified to:

  • Install, test, service and repair windmill systems and components
  • Troubleshoot and maintain automated control and PLC systems
  • Troubleshoot and maintain Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Perform all job functions in a safe manner in compliance with applicable safety standards
  • Understand the usage of essential personal protective equipment

The Students can expect an innovative approach to wind turbine training that will include classroom, computer-based and hands-on training. Upon completion of this wind turbine technician training program, students will understand the critical safety requirements of an industry. Students successfully completing this program will be fully prepared for jobs in wind power and qualified for entry-level positions as windmill technicians.

The program is based on international standards and focuses on the development of industry-defined competencies. It includes the topics Electricity, Electronics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Computers and Networking, Mechanical Systems and Mechanisms, Mechatronics, PLCs, Electrical Power Generation and Distribution, Wind Power Systems, Teamwork, Quality and Safety.

The practical training on windmills will take place in partner companies of TÜV Rheinland. Our TÜV Rheinland experts impart extensive training on safety procedures.

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Training Courses for Professionals in Windmill Energy Industry

  • Design Courses
    This course introduces participants to wind systems, including wind generator theory, operation, site evaluation, installation, service and safety. It will be a combination of classroom training, hands-on exercises, and field experience that provides students a broad and solid foundation in wind energy.
    Content:
    Basics of wind power, introduction to windmills, basics of power production using windmill, design of a windmill and introduction to costing
    Duration: 1 month
  • Installation
    The students who undergo this course will be trained in windmill basics with the emphasis on applicable building regulations, pre-work survey / inspection, (consideration to) batteries / off-grid systems, siting for best performance, earthing and bonding requirements, wind speed surveying, recording of test results and completion of certification, electrical test procedures, structural survey, electrical safety legislation, standards and terminology, hilt chemical fixing, fixing & mounting methods, installation of electrical components.
    Content:
    Introduction to windmills, history of windmills, working at heights – safety, unloading & transporting of parts of wind mill, installation of windmill
    Duration: 3 month
  • Maintenance
    Content:
    Basics of a wind power, need for maintenance in windmills, maintenance, repair and cost over view, safety during maintenance, gear box maintenance, rotor blade protection maintenance, common maintenance tasks, cost maintenance
    Duration: 3 month

 

The windmill training center is the outcome of the memorandum of understanding between the institute and TUV Rheinland India Pvt. Ltd.

  • TÜV Rheinland (India) Pvt. Ltd. (TÜV) …
    is a member of TÜV Rheinland Group, a German pioneer in providing technical services worldwide. We are Germany’s 2nd largest provider of vocational training, teaching more than one hundred thousand students. TÜV Rheinland has wide exposure towards industrial practices and business processes. TÜV Rheinland has a worldwide presence in 65 countries and 500 locations employing 17,200 globally and 30 locations in India with more than 600 professionals working.
  • PPG Institute of Technology, (PPGIT) …
    is a flagship institution conceived in the year 2008 and established under the aegis of renowned P. Perichi Gounder Memorial Education and Charitable Trust (PPG Trust), Coimbatore, with the motive of imparting value education par excellence. The College bestows
    an erudite atmosphere crafted with ethics and ethos of Indian culture. With excellent facilities and stateof-the-art infrastructure the college is all geared up to perform and progress. Apart from grooming and equipping the students to be industry ready it inculcates in them value and vision.

Agreement with CAIRN about Advanced Vocational Training Center in India

CAIRN Management Visits TÜV Rheinland in Cologne
From left to right: Stephan Schmitt, Volker Klosowski, Dr. Sunil Bharati, Dr. Manfred Bayerlein, Sidharth Balakrishna, Siegfried Schmauder, Carlo Humberg

 

CAIRN , one of the largest oil and gas companies in India, and TÜV Rheinland signed an agreement to work together to build and operate an advanced vocational training center in India – CAIRN Center of Excellence – in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This partnership would be for 6 years with an option to extend it further on a mutual consent.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) with Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET) together with German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BiBB) and Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) started an initiative on “Forging India Germany Partnerships in Skills Development”. This initiative has been published during the visit of Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India on 10th April 2013 when celebrating India’s days in Germany.

On this occasion, there were several bilateral agreements being affirmed, among which the agreement between TÜV Rheinland and CAIRN was also signed in Berlin by Siegfried Schmauder, Executive Vice President Training and Consulting of TÜV Rheinland, and Dr. Sunil Bharati, Head of Corporate Affairs & Communications of CAIRN, in the presence of the responsible ministers from both countries.

In a following meeting in Cologne Dr. Manfred Bayerlein, CEO of TÜV Rheinland AG, quoted:

India has one of the largest and the youngest population in the world, yet it has been observed that about 80 percent of the Indian workforce does not possess identifiable marketable skills. I strongly believe that this initiative will help focusing on developing specific skills required by the industry and thus help in reducing unemployment.

“The project with CAIRN is a cornerstone in the internationalization of the Business Stream Training & Consulting.” added Siegfried Schmauder.
“With this initiative I foresee that it will definitely help in decreasing the skill gap faced by the industry and simultaneously increase the standard of living in the society.” quoted Enrico Rühle, Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland India.

See e-Brochure of CAIRN