WAGO GmbH & Co. KG
In-house training in the field of injection molding
WAGO GmbH & Co. KG in Sondershausen has realized a complex individual company training with the support of the KUZ. It already had its beginnings in 2018. Before the Corona pandemic plunged us all into a turbulent time, KUZ and WAGO jointly created an advanced training concept specifically for their employees. For this purpose, after an initial inspection by two technicians from the KUZ at the company, a precisely fitting formulation of goals took place: With what knowledge should the employees be released from the training? What should be prioritized for the further process in the company?
Based on this information, an individual training concept was developed. In a first block, this initially took place completely as an in-house training course in Sondershausen, with theory and an extensive practical part. Due to the pandemic, this concept was revised again in 2021, so that the theoretical part could be taught in a two-day online seminar, followed by the three-day practical part on the machines in groups at the WAGO company. Due to the intensive contact with the trainers on site, many individual questions of the participants were answered and the imparted knowledge was consolidated.
Qualifying employees is an important goal at WAGO to ensure quality standards and increase the company's effectiveness. Jürgen Fuchs from WAGO GmbH & Co. KG summarizes the advantages of the in-house training as follows:
"On May 14, the 2-day setter training at the Kunststoff-Zentrum Leipzig started with the theoretical part. We selected 10 motivated machine operators who were eager to expand their range of tasks.
After the theoretical part took place online, it was now the turn of the practical part, which took place as an in-house training at WAGO. It was important to us that our future machine setters gain practical experience on the machines they will later work with.
The participants were optimally prepared by the KUZ for their future everyday work, so that this was certainly not the last time they would work together. The participants have already been able to put what they learned into practice and provide great added value to our injection molding shop and the WAGO company."