Qualification for older employees – Qwing 50+

Training as Virtual Engineer for Development Engineers

Qualification for older employees – Qwing 50+

The Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Youth and Sport aims to introduce innovative approaches with regard to further training with the “Alliance for lifelong learning”. The aim is to strengthen the importance of further training in Baden-Wuerttemberg and to prepare employees as well as companies for a longer working life. The ASA has an innovative concept for high-quality further training specifically developed for the generation 50+.

After successful execution of the pilot project – QWing 50+ the program has been developed further and will be continued.

Application deadline: 30th of October 2013

Duration of training: November 2013 – April 2014

Registration is possible from now on

via post or email qwing@german-asa.de 

Interested parties can obtain first-hand information at the launch event for Qwing II on the ASA premises in Böblingen on the 30th of September. The lecturers will introduce the training program, one of the first-round participants and one of the business representatives will share their experiences.

Further events for introducing the program are planned in collaboration with following business developers:

  • 14th of October in Überlingen
  • 15th of October in Heilbronn
  • Beginning of October in Karlsruhe (at the KIT)

Location, time and program can be found here at the beginning of September.

As “Virtual Engineer” in new business areas!
Virtual Engineering Methods can make a decisive contribution to the success of a company, when they are well introduced and executed correctly. This applies in particular to the manufacturing industry with regard to complex products: The time delay between the assessment of costs (in development) and the cost results (in production) forces a maximum of trials with regard to product characteristics and product functionality as early as possible in the product development process, preferably with digital prototypes. Fast development cycles as active process element enables an early feedback as well as the development of alternative process elements in time. This also supports the decision regarding the specification of the product. Only companies that are able to meet these challenges can remain internationally competitive. The Virtual Engineer is a necessary qualification for this.

Especially small and medium-sized businesses should be supported in their human resources development and further training structures for better qualifications of their employees is a required precondition for them to remain competitive.

Win-win situation:

Advantages for the participants
Studies about obstacles to implementation of Virtual Engineering Methods in industry businesses have shown that the lack of skilled labor and qualification still play an important role especially in essential and growing application areas. At this point, the higher education certificate of the Steinbeis Hochschule comes in:

  • As Virtual Engineer you will possess skills in a task field that is vital for manufacturing companies.
  • You are in the position to understand the overall context in regard to development of the company, to identify potential fields of application for Virtual Engineers and to use synergies.
  • The certificate confirms the high theoretical and practical knowledge of Virtual Engineering.
  • You will receive a unique job profile and acquire a new profession title.

Advantages for the companies
Virtual Engineering technologies make a decisive contribution to the success of a company in the future, as long as they are well introduced and executed correctly.

  • The Virtual Engineer brings with him/her the competence to take development processes to a new technical and organizational level.
  • He/she implements Virtual Engineering in different areas of application and connects different business units of the company.
  • He/she increases the quality of development and its efficiency, product quality, and with it, customer satisfaction.
  • Focus areas
    • Product development processes
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Development processes of technical objects
    • Services

Cooperations & Partner

  • Alliance of fibre-based materials Baden-Wuerttemberg e.V. (AFBW)
  • Automotive-BW
  • Federal Employment Agency – Regional Directorate Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • Cluster organizations
  • German Association of Women Engineers (dib)
  • e-mobil BW GmbH
  • Forum Luft- und Raumfahrt Baden-Württemberg e.V., LRBW
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Center for Women and Career
  • Association of the Industry in Baden-Württemberg (LVI)
  • German Association of Machine and Plant Builders (VDMA)
  • German Association of Engineers (VDI) – Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies Baden-Wuerttemberg (VDE)
  • Economic development agencies

Target groups

- Development Engineers within companies (application in consultation with the company),

- Companies that are interested in the implementation of

  • Product Life Cycle Management (PLM),
  • Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
  • Virtual Reality (VR)

- Returners, after a maximum of 5 years career break

The aim is to train both groups together.

Steinbeis certificate course and training as Virtual Engineer
In cooperation with the Virtual Dimension Center Fellbach (VDC) the ASA has developed a short-term study course and the training as Virtual Engineer. The course content will be taught during 8.5 seminar days in five blocks. 2 transfer works that will be presented and defended in the work shop, have to be completed. Grading depends on the exam and both transfer works.

The German Aerospace Academy and the Steinbeis Hochschule Berlin (SHB) award the certificate and the title “Virtual Engineer”. 10 internationally recognized credit points would be awarded.

Admission requirements for job seekers

  • Degree of a higher education institution, at least bachelor
  • Several years of work experience in a technical area
  • Reached the age of 50

Additional program for job seekers

The program also takes aim at older job seekers who, after a maximum career break of 5 years, should be actively supported in their decision to re-enter the job market. In case of these returners the ASA offers a 6 months practical phase in a suitable company that is interested in an appropriate transfer project and generally plans to take over the returner after the practical phase.

Short description VDC

The Virtual Dimension Center in Fellbach (VDC, www.vdc-fellbach.de/en) is Germany’s leading network for Virtual Engineering, Virtual Reality, 3D Simulation and 3D Visualization. Since 2002 the VDC creates synergies between its members and supports/promotes technology transfer. More than 100 members and associates – among them are research facilities, technology suppliers, service providers, users and multipliers – collaborate in the VDC today along the entire value chain Virtual Engineering.

Course leader: Virtual Dimension Center VDC

Lecturers: Dr. Gehring, Lauer&Weiss GmbH

Prof. Ovtcharova, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, KIT

Dr. Runde, VDC

Number of participants
A limited number of 20 persons can be admitted to the program, 25% can be returners.

This further qualification in the QWING50+ project is financed in the most part by state funding. The participants and their companies only have to contribute a participation fee of 750 euro (net) and travel expenses.

Registration is possible from now
on via post and via email qwing@german-asa.de

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