Last week, the National Championships in Industrial Mechanics took place in Großheringen at a plant owned by Viega. In a three-day competition, four apprentices from different companies faced challenging tasks that were previously unknown to them. In 24 hours of competition time, the career athletes had to turn and mill various components, among other things, which were then to be assembled into a model engine. The competition also included tasks in the areas of pneumatics and mechanics.
Among the participants was Janne Stroh from HAHN Automation, who traveled to Thuringia from the Hunsrück region. He is currently in his third year of training as an industrial mechanic in Rheinböllen. The 21-year-old had prepared extensively for the German championship in the weeks beforehand and was supported in his training by his training supervisors at the company.
The fact that training and good preparation pay off became clear to Janne on the day of the award ceremony - when it came to second place and thus the silver medal, his name was called. His joy was visibly great when he was allowed to climb the podium and receive his certificate and medal. The trainer, Michael Eckes, who had accompanied him, was also beaming with pride and enthusiasm at the apprentice's achievement. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement, dear Janne!
The two award winners Leon Seifert (gold) from Viega GmbH & Co. KG and Lukas Kirchner (bronze) from Sandvik Tooling Supply, we would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate them. The three winners now officially form the National Team Industrial Mechanics and will have the chance to qualify for the World Championship of the Professions in Shanghai in May, which will take place in October. The winner of the qualification day will represent Team Germany at WorldSkills.
HAHN Automation has been a member of WorldSkills Germany for several years and supports the concept of "learning in competition". The company first came into contact with the WSG network in 2018, when Jonas Seis, then an apprentice, took part in the German Championship "CNC Milling" and also secured the silver medal there. Since then, several apprentices have participated in various WorldSkills competitions. In 2021, HAHN Automation hosted the Regio Cup "Industrial Mechanics" for the first time, which will take place in Rheinböllen again this year.
HAHN Automation attaches great importance to training young people, and with around 60 trainees, the company is now one of the largest training companies in the Hunsrück region. But even in national competition, the trainees do not have to hide with their skills and performance, as the results of the competitions in recent years made clear. Further information on the subject of promoting young talent and training can be found at https://www.hahnautomation.com/en/career/apprenticeship
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