Plansee has reportedly begun construction on a new training center in Breitenwang, Austria.

According to the company, the proposed 3,000 m3 building will allow up to 240 people to receive training in a variety of metalworking professions. Plansee says that it is investing €6 million in the two-story building.

Plans are for the new training center to go into operation at the beginning of the new academic year in September 2020.

‘We see a growing need for well-trained specialists, and the construction of our new training workshop sets us up for taking on up to 60 apprentices each year,’ said Bernhard Schretter, member of the executive board. Currently, 40 apprentices are being taken on each year.

Plansee and Ceratizit currently offer the following apprenticeships: metallurgical technician with cutting technology and mechanical engineering as the primary modules, process technician, materials engineering technician, electrical engineer, chemical laboratory technician, office administrator and information technologist.

Detailed information about the apprenticeship can be found here.

This story uses material from Plansee, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.