Messe Stuttgart responds to the demands of the innovation-conscious industry: The organisers of Moulding Expo will award a scholarship for an advanced training course.
Structural change is a constant challenge for manufacturers of tools, patterns and moulds. Thanks to its innovative dynamism, the industry is producing more and more new products using increasingly more complex technologies.
Continuous advanced training is an obligation for technicians and engineers in order to keep up with the permanently increasing demands. During Moulding Expo from 30 May to 2 June 2017 Messe Stuttgart will not only provide an extensive overview of teaching and study programmes, it will also be directly involved in advanced training of young people in the industry. This takes the form of a unique offer: Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH is awarding a continuous scholarship for an in-service advanced training course as a Project Manager (FH) for Tool Construction and Mould Making. With effect from the 2017/2018 winter semester, one student each will receive advanced training in the corresponding cycle for two semesters at Schmalkalden University. Messe Stuttgart will pay the costs amounting to around €5,000.
"It is a matter of great importance to us to contribute towards the promotion of young people and advanced training of specialists," said Florian Niethammer, Team Director for Moulding Expo. "The scholarship is aimed at people in the middle of their career - and naturally also at their managers. We also want to show the target group that Schmalkalden University offers a first-class advanced training programme." It is one of the top addresses for technicians and engineers to bring their knowledge right up to date over and beyond basic training.
Thomas Seul, Professor for Production Engineering and Tool Construction and Pro-Rector for Research and Transfer at Schmalkalden University, praised the far from self-evident involvement of Messe Stuttgart: "It's absolutely fantastic! This gesture indicates the great sense of responsibility towards the tool making industry which is driven by innovations." The student, the company in which he/she works and in the long term the entire branch of industry will benefit from the scholarship. Thomas Seul, who also holds the position of President of the German Tool and Mould Making Association (VDWF), is confident: "Messe Stuttgart not only has a close connection with tool, pattern and mould making, but has also obviously taken our industry to heart. This message has gone down very well!“
The winner will then be drawn during the Moulding Expo Exhibitors' Evening on Thursday, 1 June 2017.