In February and March, our expert Christoph Junghans introduced instructors and two second-year apprentices to new processes and technologies in door construction. They discussed and practiced every step of door construction from shop drawing to on-site fitting and mounting. During the two-part seminar at the vocational school Școala Profesională nr. 4, mun. in the capital city of Chișinău, they manufactured several wooden doors for installation at our project site, the vocational school Școala Profesională Hîncești in Moldova.
These workshops are an integral part of our project to modernize carpenter training in the Republic of Moldova. The workshop refurbishment and equipment modernization projects in Chișinău are making great strides. The floor of the spray room at the Școala Profesională nr. 4, mun. has been tiled and a total of three large, stationary machines were purchased at the end of 2019. Additional machines, funded by the Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung, are to be added over the course of the year. We are currently deliberating the installation of wooden flooring in some of the workshop rooms.
In addition to the adaptation of the curriculum to German/European standards and the training of instructors, we plan to establish the necessary workshop facilities as part of extensive remodeling and renovation measures. Yesterday, Peter Möller, Managing Director of the Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung and Georgiy Aleksenko, the Director of the Higher Vocational School for Building and Design in Kiev, signed the necessary cooperation agreement in the Ukranian capital.
Carpentry Projects in Moldova
9 January, 2020:
Late last year, our carpentry expert Christoph Junghans visited our project locations in Moldova. In Causeni, where the project has been completed, he built a demo bed as part of the aftercare with trainers and students. In the future, beds like these will be manufactured during classes for the student dormitory. In addition, power tools donated by Festool were handed over to the carpenters on site. The recipients were delighted to receive them, because it was immediately clear that these tools could considerably improve work processes. At our new location, the Vocational School No. 4 in the capital Chișinău, he supervised the delivery of the new 5-in-1 combination woodworking machine. Christoph Junghans commissioned the machine, checked its functions and instructed the trainers in its use. In addition to machine operation, his instructions focused strongly on occupational safety.
Model Projects, Vocational Training
Cooperation Agreement signed in Poti, Georgia
11 December, 2019:
Shortly before the Christmas break, Peter Möller, Managing Director of the Eberhard Schöck Foundation, signed a cooperation agreement with Nino Bakuradze, Director of Phazisi College in Poti, Georgia. The agreement covers a project to modernize carpentry training. The initial plan is to construct a new workshop building. The workshop will be set up and the instructors will be trained by the start of training in September 2020. In Georgia, like in many other places, the demand for well-trained specialists is extremely high. We are pleased to have found a new project partner here in Georgia with whom we can pursue the common goal of providing young people with quality technical training in the trades.
45 years of success: The Ural College of Technology and Entrepreneurship celebrates a key anniversary
2 December, 2019:
Since 1998, the Ural College of Technology and Entrepreneurship in Ekaterinburg has carried out projects to modernize individual trades with the support of the Sverdlovsk regional government, the Ministry of Education and Training and the Eberhard Schöck Foundation. 21 years of joint project work connect us with the Yekaterinburg College of Technology and Entrepreneurship. It is currently celebrating its 45th anniversary. Congratulations!