Do you still remember your first job application? I wrote mine in the eighties at the end of my time as a student on my old typewriter, which my father had left me. I spent a whole weekend typing on the gray-colored “Triumph Adler” for this. But it was worth it! Because a short time […]

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You may already know that our company DEKRA Media is located on Dahlener Straße 570 in Mönchengladbach. In the past, a big spinning mill stood at exactly this place – one of many textile factories throughout the municipal area. During the decades after the Second World War, gradual decline followed and over 90 percent of […]

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Students who want to improve their professional prospects and gather new experiences can spend a term abroad. Apprentices, however, will only ever switch back and forth between vocational school and company. I can remember vividly that until the nineties this arrangement has been entirely normal. Emphasis being put on “has been”. Did you know that […]

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Vocational training and education has to keep up with the changed requirements the “world of work 4.0” imposes on its professionals. Professor Friedrich Hubert Esser, President of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, talks to Dr. Peter Littig about the changes that are already happening and the ones we can expect within the […]

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