Miskolc – The two Miskolc sites of the Bosch Group in Hungary and the Miskolc Vocational Training Center signed an agreement on the renewal and expansion of dual training cooperation in Miskolc, which was launched ten years ago. The aim of the cooperation is to train future employees for Robert Bosch Energy and Body Systems Kft, which is engaged in the production and development of automotive components and electric drives, and Robert Bosch Power Tool Kft, producing electric power tools and batteries, which has been operating for twenty years this year; further, to support secondary education and adult education in the member schools of the vocational training center.
According to the agreement, in the future Bosch will cooperate with Kandó Kálmán IT Technical Institute in addition to Andrássy Gyula Mechanical Engineering Technical Institute of the Miskolc Vocational Training Center and Bláthy Ottó Electrical Engineering Technical Institute. In the dual training courses, students preparing to become technicians and skilled workers learn not only in schools, but also in jointly operated workshops in the Bosch plants. From September 2022 young people will be trained at high voltage electro-technician in addition to mechatronic technician, automation technician, production line machine setting and machine manufacturing-technology technician faculties.
The cooperation features coordination of the content of the trainings, integration of new technologies into the professional program, development of the curriculum, professional internships, further training of vocational trainers, participation of Bosch professionals in theoretical education, as well as career guidance and adult training programmes.
“Dual vocational training has become one of the important pillars of ensuring the succession of technicians and skilled workers in the last ten years. The success of the cooperation is reflected by the fact that hundreds of graduate students have been predominantly employed by one of the two Bosch plants in Miskolc or continued their studies. With the agreement just ratified, we are renewing and expanding dual training in Miskolc in order to continue to provide students with competitive knowledge in line with changing market needs, in cooperation with the Miskolc Vocational Training Center,” said Dr. Frank-Stephan Kupfer, commercial plant manager of Robert Bosch Energy and Body Systems Kft.
“Our experts participate in dual training with their theoretical and practical knowledge at the international level, and we provide the participants with a place for practice equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Practice-oriented training gives a significant advantage to students in the labour market. In line with our current needs, we are ready to offer long-term job opportunities and thus a predictable career to graduates”, said László Fükő, general manager of Robert Bosch Power Tool Kft.
The cooperation agreement was signed on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of dual training in Miskolc. At the event, different professions and training workshops were presented to hundreds of young visitors with playful programmes.
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Bosch has been present in Hungary since 1898 with its products. After its re-establishment as a regional trading company in 1991, Bosch has grown into one of Hungary’s largest foreign industrial employers with currently eight subsidiaries. In fiscal 2021 it had total net sales of 1,711 billion forints and consolidated sales to third parties on the Hungarian market of 273 billion forints. The Bosch Group in Hungary employs more than 17,000 associates (as of December 31, 2021). In addition to its manufacturing, commercial and development business, Bosch has a network of sales and service operations that covers the entire country.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 76,100 associates in research and development, of which more than 38,000 are software engineers.