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Digitalisation in Vocational Training and Further Education

photo Source: WeldPlus What effects does digitalisation have on the vocational education and further training? Which digital systems should be used in the future? And how does the topic “Industry 4.0” influence the technical welding and joining training concepts?


20 February 2019


Essen, Germany

About this event

The international event entitled “Digitalisation in Vocational Training and Further Education” will provide all the participants with an outstanding platform for networking. It is being jointly organised by the DVS – German Welding Society, GSI – Gesellschaft für Schweißtechnik International mbH, the EWF – European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting and the International Institute of Welding (IIW). With the first conference, the organisers would like to highlight not only the state of the art but also, in particular, the direction of the future developments. In this respect, attention will focus on one question above all: Will the digitalisation of the working world which has concerned the media for quite some time with the Industry 4.0 term also have effects on training and further education?

Since qualification is seen as a way of gaining central access to the working world, this question must inevitably be answered with “yes”. In welding technology, virtual machines are taking over a part of the training contents. At large automobile manufacturers, we are already speaking of digital workshops and virtual learning processes. Precisely in the rather “down-to-earth” working world of the metal workplaces, the question about the “how” is a particular one for qualification. What role is being assigned to in-house and external further education in this situation?

A general willingness to acquire digital competence is certainly not sufficient here. It is necessary to develop up-to-date concepts and to describe these in detail with contents for qualification. Only in this way can optimally sector-specific competence be built up.

In our conference on Digitalisation in Vocational Training and Further Education, we want to come close to the answers to these questions. This will also include the discussion about what role progressive technologies are playing in the rigid education systems.

On February 20, 2019, DVS will offer a setting for such a conference in the Congress Center Essen, CC West, of Messe Essen. Together with the education experts from IIW, EWF, DVS, DVS Media, WeldPlus and GSI, we, with international experts, want to make this topic more transparent for us all. More information at www.dvs-ev.de/digitalisation2019

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