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How can school leavers be attracted to mechanical engineering? On this page you will find useful information, ideas, studies and helpful VDMA offers for members.
Especially after a crisis, it is important to start with the right business models and suitable systems and structures and to cut off old habits. The culture of innovation is an important prerequisite for all efforts.
A survey of around 550 companies shows: 62 percent of companies offer dual studies - and benefit from them. This is because most of the junior staff stay with the company that trains them.
The VDMA initiative "Skilled Workers for Africa" organises, together with local partners, training and further education for skilled workers that is geared to the needs of local industry.
The foundation for a fascination with technology and an interest in technical professions is laid at school. It is therefore important to interest young people in technology at this crucial stage of their lives and to encourage their natural curiosity and creativity. The VDMA is here to help.
How much do development engineers and IT specialists earn in a medium-sized company? The VDMA Salary Survey 2019 clarifies the situation and provides indications for company-specific salary benchmarking.
For many employees, working in a home office is a completely new situation, which has caught them very unprepared due to the pandemic
The Federal Statistical Office is registering rising unemployment in the manufacturing sector - in the view of the VDMA, the German government must draw the conclusion that employment should be made easier.
The German mechanical and plant engineering industry is no exception: more and more companies are opting out of collective bargaining agreements. According to a recent VDMA survey, only 29 percent of mechanical engineering companies are still bound by a regional collective agreement. The Grand Coalition is attempting to push collective bargaining through legal measures - to the detriment of companies that are not bound by collective agreements. The VDMA sees this as a violation of the freedom of association enshrined in the German constitution.
How do companies manage to successfully introduce digital innovations? A VDMA study provides answers to this question by identifying important fields of action for future-oriented leadership.
The Corona crisis is currently putting the middle class under pressure. ELECTROSTAR/starmix shows that the agile company organisation helps to remain capable of acting in uncertain market situations.
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