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Our learning offers promote the individual technical professionalization as well as the development of new competences - with a view to the current and future requirements in the companies.
Change is needed in various areas of education and working life to attract more women to technical professions. The latest study by the VDMA's Impuls Foundation investigates exactly what is needed. For the first time, the study focuses on the link between studies, career entry and the first years of employment for female engineers.
The number of vacancies for engineers in the mechanical engineering sector has reached a new high and demand will continue to grow. Currently, two out of three companies have engineering vacancies to fill.
On 1 January 2023, and over the course of the next year, changes will come into force in the areas of old-age security, health and long-term care.
Nearly 90 percent of engineering companies are looking for skilled workers. Reform is therefore needed to facilitate the immigration of skilled workers. Temporary staffing can play an important role in this.
The day-to-day business and traditional processes of a mechanical engineering company are usually obstacles to innovation. The intrapreneurship program at TRUMPF counters this.
In the Federal Gazette (BAnz) of 28.09.2023, the draft of the Fourth Ordinance on the Adjustment of the Level of the Minimum Wage (Fourth Minimum Wage Adjustment Ordinance - MiLoV4) was published.
Machinery and equipment manufacturing remains a highly attractive employer. Skilled workers are offered excellent job options.
A head of state is praising VDMA's "Skilled Workers for Africa" initiative: Botswana's President Masisi is counting on cooperation with the German mechanical and plant engineering industry to provide young people with better vocational training.
Occupational profiles and working environments are changing, in some cases enormously, but people remain of central importance. But who will do the work of the future? Everyone is looking to Generation Z. Is that enough?
To meet the demand for highly qualified specialists at an early stage, some companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector are cooperating with universities - the possibilities are diverse.
On November 23, 2023, the free VDMA event will take place at Kap Europa, Osloer Straße 5, 60327 Frankfurt am Main from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The VDMA salary survey provides a detailed overview of the status quo regarding the salaries of a good 160 typical positions in our industry.
The Statistical Handbook 2023 is now available to our member companies free of charge. Non-members will soon be able to obtain the book, first published in 1927 and now established as a standard work, from the VDMA publishing house.
The "Europe - Experience and Learn" initiative of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the European Youth Parliament in Germany e.V. is designed to help trainees gain EU experience abroad.
Germany's skills shortage meets robotics and automation. But can robots solve all the problems? Find out why skilled workers remain indispensable at the 14th German Mechanical Engineering Summit in Berlin.
How many apprenticeship positions are available in machinery and equipment manufacturing this year? How many applicants are there? How have supply and demand for the most important professions developed in recent years? Get all the information at a glance here.
Mechanical and plant engineering can make an essential contribution to Africa's industrialization and improved competitiveness.
The mix of study and in-company training is popular. The dual study program is particularly popular in mechanical engineering and is proving to be a successful model, a survey of students shows.
A new study by the IMPULS Foundation highlights the opportunities of a new way of thinking and developing products – frugal innovations. The study will be published in Stuttgart on September 28th, 2023.
Mechanical engineering and dual training go hand in hand. But in the meantime, the search for suitable apprentices rarely runs smoothly. Before the start of the new apprenticeship year, positions remained unfilled in one in three eastern German companies.
This year, Hall 2, booth 2-204 will not only host the VDMA Special Show, but also the associated Speakers Corner and other varied program items. Read here what you will find when and where.
The severe shortage of skilled workers will be exacerbated by retirement at 63. The mechanical engineering sector is severely affected, as skilled workers account for 60 percent of the workforce in this sector.
We support the introduction of a whistleblower office.
Attention Europe enthusiasts! With our new web seminar series "EU Bubble talks - 30 minutes insights from Brussels" we take a look behind the scenes of European politics and take you with us.
Change is needed in various areas of education and working life to attract more women to technical professions. Learn what companies can do in concrete terms in our new event formats.
In the context of working time compliance, the correct handling of travel times is central. Do they count as working time or rest time?
Logging in at home and not starting work until later in the office can justify a suspicion of dismissal for working time fraud.
Evidence from video surveillance that is inadmissible under data protection law can be taken into account by the labor court in unfair dismissal proceedings.
At the Mechanical Engineering Summit in Berlin, industry and politics enter into dialog on current challenges such as climate, energy or digitalization. We are giving away 30 student tickets for the largest networking event of the mechanical and plant engineering industry
In our theme publication you will find facts and figures on research and development, innovations and patents in machinery and equipment manufacturing.
Companies are holding back on hiring in the current economic downturn. It is therefore important that all opportunities are now exhausted to provide the labor market with more trained workers.
Recruiting skilled workers for the medium-sized electronics machinery and plant engineering sector at the top of the companies' agendas
In our theme publications, you will find facts, figures and data related to vocational training, engineering courses, skilled workers, mechanical engineers and women in machinery and equipment manufacturing.
The shortage of skilled workers is back and leads to production bottlenecks in the mechanical and plant engineering industry. Many companies are asking themselves how to attract qualified employees and retain them in the long term.
Since 2012, VDMA Cleaning Systems, together with its partners GMR Varalakshmi Foundation and Don Bosco DBTech, has been operating training centers for the education of young people in the fields of facility management and housekeeping in India.
GMRVF addresses the skills gaps between the demand in labor markets and the supply of skilled workers.
With the Act to Strengthen the Promotion of Vocational Training and Continuing Education, the legislature is responding to the challenges of digitalization, decarbonization and the demographically induced shortage of skilled workers by means of concrete measures.
The "pension at 63" exacerbates the shortage of skilled workers, and the same applies to other political disincentives of recent years. Policymakers should finally change course; among other things, people need to work longer in general again.
GMRVF has partnered with VDMA to provide vocational training in home economics at its various centers.
GMRVF operates the Centre for Empowerment and Livelihoods in Delhi (CEL-D), which provides entry-level job training to school and college dropouts aged 18 to 30 from underserved families.
The GMRVF has partnered with VDMA to offer vocational training in cleaning and housekeeping at its various centers.
The shortage of skilled workers is one of the greatest challenges facing our industry.
Children are tinkerers, researchers, explorers - in their everyday lives they are constantly encountering everyday phenomena and physical laws.
The VDMA salary survey is relaunched! Take part in the survey and get the results for free!
For the 7th time, VDMA Software and Digitalization and VDMA Education are offering the "Digitalization in Mechanical Engineering" Young Talent Award, which recognizes outstanding final theses by students. The nomination is made by the supervising uni
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides comprehensive employment and wage statistics. In our new interactive report, we clearly present data by industry, occupational group and location.
Members and health insurers are reporting increased sick leave. What is the more accurate picture in our industry? What could be the reasons? Please participate in this current mood picture for the mechanical and plant engineering industry.
A good signal for Germany as a center of innovation: R&D remains a central theme in the mechanical engineering sector, as demonstrated by companies' increasing spending. Skilled workers remain in demand.
Discover startup contacts and trends for mechanical engineering worldwide?! The digital startup search platform helps to get started with startup scouting and to find suitable partners.
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From 7 to 8 November 2023, the 14th German Mechanical Engineering Summit will once again take place in Berlin. Two days full of inspiration, innovation and networking with the who's who of mechanical and plant engineering. Secure your ticket now.
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