Modernization of the tile setter training program in Krasnodar
26 March, 2019:
The successful completion of the project to modernize the vocational training program for tile setters at the Humanitarian-Technical College in Krasnodar culminated in a festive celebration that garnered a great deal of public interest. Students and teachers demonstrated the work of the first fully trained apprentices and received their certificates of participation. The instructors from Jekaterinburg who had – in addition to the German master craftsmen – supported their colleagues in Krasnodar with the implementation of the project for the past years were also in attendance. This demonstrates the value of this project as an example of the interconnectedness of our projects and for the transfer of know-how within Russia. We will continue to monitor and support the project during follow-up.
This year, five journeymen received awards presented jointly by the Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung and the concrete industry’s vocational promotion center BFF (Berufsförderungswerk für die Beton- und Fertigteilhersteller e.V.) in Ostfildern.
Schöck award for innovation in building and construction
18 January, 2019:
Congratulations! Carmen Marock (RWTH Aachen), Stefan Ehrke (TU Braunschweig) and Tim Hammer (Karlsruhe Institut for Technology KIT) are the recipients of this year’s award for their outstanding final projects and theses.
Click here to view a video about the award recipients and their work.
Workshop opens in Kharkiv, Urkaine
6 November, 2018:
The first phase of construction at our new project location for the multiplication of painter training in Ukraine has been completed and the location has officially opened its doors. All classrooms and facilities needed for theoretical and practical training, complete with a warehouse, offices for master craftsmen and bathroom facilities are now ready to use. The modernized vocational training program meets Western standards and will admit 28 students. During a second construction phase next year, the rooms for master painter training will be renovated and fully furnished. This project will be financed by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Prizes and Awards
Band “Die Fantastischen Vier” receives Jacob-Grimm-Award
18 October, 2018:
This year, the renowned award goes to German-language rappers and hip-hop artists “Die Fantastischen Vier”, whose name means “The Fantastic Four” The “Fantas”, as they are also known, have been enjoying tremendous success and entertaining audiences since 1989. The campaign “Sprechen Sie lieber mit Ihrem Kind” (Why don’t you talk to your child?”) that hopes to sensitize parents to the needs of their children was recognized with the Initiative Award. The Institutional Award went to the Federal Office of Languages. Click here to read more about the honorees (in German).