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Bühler celebrates anniversary

The Bühler Group is celebrating the tenth anniversary of vocational training for its apprentices abroad. Distance teaching is an important component of the concept.

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Thanks to international mobility in vocational training, Swiss apprentices can spend anywhere from two to six months at a Bühler location abroad during their education, according to a statement from the process technology company. 

Headquartered in the St.GallenBodenseeArea, Bühler has over 140 locations around the world, nine of which (located in seven countries: China, India, South Africa, Brazil, Great Britain, Germany and the United States) participate in the company’s vocational training concept. This programme also helps prepare apprentices for the international environment in which Bühler operates.

Bühler added to its vocational training programme when it introduced the distance-teaching concept ClassUnlimited in 2012, which it developed together with the School of Further Education Wil-Uzwil (BZWU). It allows apprentices to continue their vocational training without interruption while working abroad by linking them to classes in Switzerland via a live camera. Bühler is also testing the use of augmented and mixed reality in vocational training.

Bühler celebrated the tenth anniversary of its “globally unique” training opportunity, with CEO Stefan Scheiber pointing out that “understanding different cultures, languages and needs” is a “decisive factor in our business and hence a key topic in the education of our apprentices”.

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