Further Education

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Future through Further Education

The WBA supports the tool and die industry with regard to qualification and further education for trainees and managers on wide-ranging qualification levels for technological and organizational questions. All extra-occupational offers are based on modern methodical-didactic concepts and offer you and your colleagues a high degree of flexibility in both the academic and non-academic areas with its modular composition. It is meant for production managers and skilled workers in production as well as managers and directors of companies in the tool and die industry. A high practical relevance is guaranteed in all further education formats via applied learning games, use cases and speakers from the industry.

Upon request, all our further education formats are also available in English in the form of in-house trainings.

Funding Opportunities

You can also use funding opportunities for your further education!

The website arbeitsagentur.de offers an overview of different funding opportunities in all 16 states.

The WBA accepts the Education Check.

Webinars

The WBA offers webinars on current topics around tool making.

Overview

  • Material: Provision of webinar presentation to participants after successful implementation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Fees: 79 €, free of charge for WBA members

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Registration

2018

Webinare

Basic Course „Industrial Tool Making“

Overview

  • Degree: WBA Certificate
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Fees: 1.195 € incl. catering and evening program (30% discount for basic-, business- und premium members of the WBA)

Concept and Objectives

  • Compact training to generate understanding for industrial tool making
  • Presenting full range of issues relating to industrial tool making
  • Conveying contents and methods for the application

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Target Group

  • Employees in production planning
  • machine operators
  • constructors
  • fitters
  • and those who should gain a deeper understanding of the industrial tool making

Registration

Tool Making Challenge – Young Talents Experiene Industrial Tool Making

Overview

  • Degree: WBA Certificate
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Fees: 1,750 € incl. accommodation, catering and leisure program

Contents

  • German and global tool making
  • Pillars of industrial tool making
  • Lean production
  • Technologies in tool making
  • Process management
  • Shop floor management
  • Layout design
  • Industry 4.0 in tool making
  • and much more

Target Group

  • motivated trainees from the 3rd year of training onwards as tool and cutting mechanic
  • young talented professionals
  • aged 18 or more

Program

  • Practice-oriented presentations
  • Group work with specific tooling cases
  • Learning games and workshops
  • Visits at best-practice tool making companies
  • Certificate bestowal

Registration

Intensive Courses – Become an Expert in a Specific Subject

In one- or two-day intensive courses, the participants hear about the latest findings in science and industry and they get prepared for selected topics of future importance. The purpose of the coursers is to strengthen the competitive position employees and their companies. Therefore, a direct relevance to practical applications is of highest priority.

Overview

  • Degree: WBA Cerificate
  • Duration: 1-2 days
  • Fees: One-day course 695 € incl. catering, two-day course 995 € incl. catering and evening  program

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Program

  • Tours through the “Erlebniswelt Werkzeugbau” (“Tooling Themepark”) as well as the demonstration tool shop of the WBA
  • Evening  program (for two-day events)

Registration

06.03.2018 - 07.03.2018

Planung und Steuerung/Projektmanagement

Workshop Industry 4.0 – Experiencing Technologies Live

Overview

  • Degree: WBA certificate
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Fees: 695 € incl. catering and dinner (30% discount for basic-, business- und premium members of the WBA)

Contents

  • Application of use cases in own company
  • Modern information and communication technologies
  • Smart tools and smart services
  • Sensor technology on the shop floor
  • Problem solving through modern technologies and concepts
  • Employees in times of Industry 4.0
  • Best-practices in tool making and other industries
  • Visit and use of the “Erlebniswelt Werkzeugbau” (“Tooling Theme Park”) and the demonstration tool shop of the WBA

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Target Group

  • Team- and production managers
  • Technology officers
  • CIP-officers
  • Quality manager

Registration

Executive Workshop – Executive Circle in Tool Making

Overview

  • Degree: WBA certificate
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Fees: 1.495 € incl. catering and dinner (30% discount for basic-, business- und premium members of the WBA)

Concept and Objectives

  • Exchange between executives of various companies guided by the WBA
  • Definition of key issues of the discussion at the beginning of the workshop
  • Keynote speech by experts of the WBA and the RWTH Aachen

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Contents

  • Effective strategies for German tool making companies
  • German tool making in international competition
  • Future technologies in tool making
  • The product development process of the future
  • Potentials and challenges of industry 4.0 in tool making
  • Smart Products and Smart Services

Target Group

  • Experienced executives from the executive boards of tool making companies

Registration

RWTH Certificate Courses (Modules)

Overview

  • Degree: RWTH Certificate, 5 CP
  • Start: Any time with the beginning of a module
  • Duartion: 3 months, 6 days of attendance
  • Fees: 3,950 €

Modules

Participants of a module attain in-detail knowledge of a relevant topic for tool and die making. A module is structured in four phases, allowing for an intensive further education approach within the addressed field.

  1. Preparation phase (4 weeks): Pre-study of basic material
  2. Attendance phase (3 days): Joint education of relevant theory
  3. Application within the company (8 weeks): Self-reliant application of theory in a practical environment
  4. Attendance phase (3 days): Joint education of relevant theory and reflection of application

There are topics related to the fields of technology, organization and personality improvement at choice. Die knowledge acquired can be applied easily to the own tool shop.

A module can be attended as a singular training or as part of the further education programs “Expert Tool Maker”, “Senior Expert Tool Maker” (non-academic) or “Master of Science Tool Manufacturing RWTH Aachen University” (academic).

Registration

RWTH Expert Tool Making

The RWTH Expert Tool Making represents an academically further education offer and enables the participants to achieve expert knowledge on different subject areas. The participants receive a targeted preparation to manage challenges in interface positions within a tool and die making company. The further education consists of two freely selectable technological and two organizational modules as well as a project work. The participants learn about selected topics and are able to transfer their learned insights into their daily working life.

Overview

  • Degree: RWTH Expert Tool Making, 35 ECTS
  • Start: Any time with the beginning of a module
  • Duration: 15 months
  • Fees: 18,500 €

Requirements

  • Completed vocational training in the field of tool manufacturing
  • At least 3 years of work experience

Registration

RWTH Senior Expert Tool Making

The RWTH Senior Expert Tool Making is a 30-month academically further education for prospective leaderships, which enables the participants to create an extensive expert knowledge about numerous relevant organizational and technological areas of tool manufacturing. Therefore, the participants have to fulfil four technological and four organizational modules. After four modules, the participants write a project thesis (comparable to the expert thesis) and finish their further education after eight modules with a senior expert thesis.

Overview

  • Degree: RWTH Senior Expert Tool Making, 80 ECTS
  • Start: Any time with the beginning of a module
  • Duration: 30 months
  • Fees: 28,500 €

Requirements

  • Completed vocational training in tool manufacturing
  • At least 3 years of work experience

Registration

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Tool Making

The WBA and the RWTH Aachen University offer the first extra-occupational master degree, which is specifically geared to the needs of the tool and die making industry. The master degree in tool making features a modular structure and can therefore be completed extra-occupational. The modules are complied by the sector-specific categories technology, organization and personality development. After the master graduation (M.Sc.) in tool making, the graduates receive an accredited degree of RWTH Aachen University.

Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc) Tool Making RWTH Aachen, 90 ECTS
  • Start: Any time with the beginning of a semester
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Fees: 32,000 €

Requirements

  • University entrance qualification
  • Bachelor of Science
  • At least 3 years of work experience

Registration

International Seminar – Join us for an intense three-day seminar…

Overview

  • Date: 22nd – 24th October 2018
  • Location: Aachen and selected partner sites
  • Group size: Max. 25 participants
  • Language: English

Contents

  • Process standardization and flow production
  • Production planning and control
  • Additive manufacturing
  • International tooling markets

Program

  • Benefit from exclusive workshops and presentations
  • Meet our experts in person
  • Network with other international executives
    of the tool and die industry
  • Visit a German best-practice tooling site and gain firsthand insights

Upon request, all our further education formats are also available in English in the form of in-house trainings.

Contact

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Carmen Halm
Head of Further Education

Phone +49 241 99016316
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