Several teachers and one master student from the Badische Malerfachschule (a vocational school for painters in Lahr, Germany) paid a visit to their counterparts at the Ural College for Technology and Entrepreneurship in Yekaterinburg, Russia, where they experienced an exciting week. On the agenda were a joint wall decoration project that involved challenging techniques, workshops with Russian paint manufacturers, a specialist conference and a cultural program that included excursions and a trip to the theater. Now, two coats of arms – one for each of the schools – adorn the wall of the Russian painter workshop.
Multiplication, Vocational Training
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.
Apprentices and master craftsmen from Yaroslavl, Russia, recently paid a visit to their German sister city Kassel. This year, the cities are celebrating the long-standing partnership between the College for Urban Planning in Yaroslavl and the Oskar-von-Miller School in Kassel with two exchange projects. Together, the plant installation technicians planned and installed a new restroom facility. A similar project is planned for Yaroslawl with the added component of accessibility. From the outset, the project was characterized by an atmosphere of friendship. This made it difficult to say goodbye – all the participants are now looking forward to seeing each other again in the fall.
Exchange program launches in Neustadt an der Aisch
17 June, 2018:
Ten apprentices three master craftsmen from Yekaterinburg in the Ural region of Russia made the trip to Neustadt an der Aisch in Germany. The young automobile mechatronics technicians were participating in a vocational school exchange program that will be completed with a trip to Yekaterinburg by their German counterparts. The group quickly bonded while working hand in hand in the workshop, getting a tour of the BMW plant and enjoying a host of leisure activities together. A particular highlight was the rapt attention and the tremendous support for the visit of the Russian group.
Russian Painter Apprentices participate in Master Painter Preparation Workshop in Germany
7 February, 2018:
Three apprentice painters from the Ural College of Technology and Entrepreneurship in Russia had the opportunity to participate in a weeklong preparation course for aspiring Master Painters through the school’s exchange partnership with the vocational painters‘ school in Lahr, Germany (Badische Malerfachschule Lahr, BAMALA. During the one-week workshop, the students were tasked with processing a project in a customer-oriented way. This meant they had to handle not only the craft aspect, but also collect the needed information and calculate a project budget. Prior to their arrival, the Russian students had researched the requirements in their home country so they could have a real-world experience.
Naturally, they were particularly proud of the practical results of their work, which involved applying a special lacquer to a small side table as well as a clothes hanger. Since BAMALA offers a wide variety of techniques and materials to choose from, the exchange students learned a great deal. In spite of the focused work and the compact nature of the training, they still found time to enjoy time off in the company of their German peers and go on a few outings.