Lifelong learning

Lifelong learning

The sixth of six fields of activity with regard to corporate responsibility 

Lifelong learning is elementary these days for individual employability and company success in a knowledge-based society. As skilled workers are becoming scarcer worldwide, it is important to develop existing potential in economies and companies by means of innovative training and development concepts. At Festo, lifelong learning is therefore firmly anchored in the corporate culture.

Festo Academy: tailored further training courses

Festo Academy: tailored further training courses

The Festo Academy was founded in 1989 for the qualification of employees in Germany. A variety of practical seminars encourages the employees to pursue their personal development. The spectrum ranges from work techniques to intercultural skills and project and knowledge management.

Real and virtual learning

The range offered by the Academy is enhanced by e-learning measures based on the ‘Virtual Academy’ learning platform available to all employees worldwide.

Jinan Training Centre: dual training in China

Jinan Training Centre: dual training in China

In order to be able to create outstanding quality at all its locations, Festo exports the successful German system of dual vocational and college training. As currently the most important market outside Europe, the focus is on China: together with the German Foreign Chamber of Commerce, the Jinan Vocational College and three European companies, we are establishing a programme there to introduce the dual vocational training.

High-quality equipment and qualified graduates

It covers a fully equipped mechanical workshop, a CNC workshop, a room for pneumatic, hydraulic and electronic control technology, a training room with mechatronic MPS units from Festo Didactic plus training rooms for computers, SAP and measurement technology. We are pleased to have been able to celebrate the first year of graduates in 2014.