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Wolfsburg – #volkswagen is transforming itself from an automaker into a mobility provider and is now forcing the pace with the implementation of its strategy: in future, the company will be training hundreds of #software developers itself. This is the objective of the innovative “Faculty 73” program which the #volkswagen Group Academy has developed specifically for this purpose. Training for the first group of participants is to start in the spring of 2019 and the application and selection phase will start in October 2018. The program will prepare trainees for work as a #software developer with #volkswagen and is intended for people who have completed their vocational training and have IT skills as well as internal and external applicants with appropriate qualifications. A degree is not required.
On Friday, the Board Member for Human Resources, Gunnar Kilian, and the Chairman of the Group and General Works Council, Bernd Osterloh, presented the “Faculty 73” program to Hubertus Heil, the Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs.
Human Resources Board Member Kilian said: “Over the years to come, industry will need more #software developers that the labor market and educational institutes can offer. With our “Faculty 73” training program, we will be making a key contribution to closing this gap. Next spring, we will be launching the program with the first 100 trainees and we intend to offer those who have successfully completed two years of intensive training permanent employment from the beginning of 2021.”
Federal Labor Minister Heil emphasized: “Digitalization means investing not only in digital technologies and machines but also in people and their skills. My goal is to ensure that technological progress is also social progress. This will only be possible if people receive further training in good time in this era of breathtaking transformation – this is why I was happy to present the Qualification Opportunities Act to the Cabinet on Wednesday.
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