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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.
The WBA offers webinars on current topics around tool making.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.