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Successful completion of training of 27 MV WERFTEN apprentices

Successful completion of training of 27 MV WERFTEN apprentices

During a ceremony in Wismar today, the apprentices received their training certificates as plant mechanics and construction mechanics. MV WERFTEN took on all 27 young skilled workers. As of 1 September, the shipbuilding group will hire 90 new apprentices.

Wismar, 31. January 2017 | After three and a half years of training and successfully completed final exams, 27 future construction mechanics and plant mechanics celebrated their graduation. During a ceremony in Wismar, the apprentices of the company’s yards in Wismar and Rostock received their skilled worker certificates from MV WERFTEN CEO Jarmo Laakso, their trainers and representatives of the Chambers of Industry and Commerce in Schwerin and Rostock. "We are pleased to give all of our graduates work contracts in addition to their certificates," Jarmo Laakso said during the ceremony. The shipbuilding group will take on the 23 construction mechanics and 4 plant mechanics as full-time employees.

"You are the best evidence of our success in continually preparing young people for the future demands of professional life," Jarmo Laakso congratulated the graduates during his speech. He also pointed out that their learning process did not end with the completion of professional training: "Education and qualification are life-long tasks. Continuing education is essential for everyone, no matter in which field one is working."

Training young people is very important to MV WERFTEN. For many years, the state’s Chambers of Industry and Commerce have regularly awarded the three shipyards as "TOP Apprenticeship Employer" for their special contribution to a high-quality training program and the development of skilled workers. At the beginning of the new training year on 1 September, the company will continue to increase its commitment in this area: MV WERFTEN will hire a further 90 apprentices in six professions. In addition to train plant mechanics, construction mechanics, production mechanics, industrial electricians and mechatronics engineers, the shipbuilding group will also offer a dual study programme in mechanical engineering.