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From Lindau into the world:


A mechatronics technician and an industry mechanic of the Lindauer DORNIER GmbH had during a five-week stay at the subsidiary American DORNIER Machinery Corporation in the United States the opportunity to gather impressions and experiences abroad. Their résumé: "Any time again!"

International exchange programs are no unknown territory for the globally-operating family company. For over ten years, Lindauer DORNIER has been offering its trainees the opportunity to work at Norwegian partner companies within the framework of a three-week bilateral assignment program. Heading for new shores: Against the background of an increasing internationalisation and a threatening shortage of junior staff in the American textile industry, Lindauer DORNIER sent for the first time two trainees to the location of the subsidiary in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. "I would repeat this experience any time again", is the credo of industrial mechanic Luca Martin and mechatronics technician Nico Haas.

The exchange promoted under the motto "Worldwide training" by the National Agency at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education (NABIBB) in the United States has the objective to strengthen the linguistic and intercultural skills of the trainees. "In an international working world we need skilled workers who are open-minded towards other cultures and working processes", says Martin Kaeß, training manager for technical professions at the Lindauer DORNIER. The trainees gained insights during their stay in different companies and assisted experienced technicians during service works as well as installations of weaving machines and film stretching lines from the house of DORNIER. Courses at the Training Center of Amercian DORNIER rounded the program off. Not only the participating trainees benefited from this synergy effect, but also the involved persons and departments in Lindau.

Lindauer DORNIER considers exchange programs as another basis for employee development in a constantly evolving working world: they are meant for the trainees to acquire competences, promote their key qualifications such as self-reliance and motivation and to support the company in forming skilled technicians. "After the thorougly positive feedbacks of the trainees and the CEO of American DORNIER, Mr Brust, we intend definitely to repeat in the coming years these stays abroad", assures training manager Kaeß.