DVS Conference - Digitalisation in Vocational Training and Further Education


How would the digitalisation of the working world affect training and further education?

Change is certainly happening. EWF, through its members, tackles these changes and their impact on all stakeholders for welding training and education.

Since qualification is seen as a way of gaining central access to the working world, this question must inevitably be answered with “yes”. In welding technology, virtual machines are taking over a part of the training contents.
At-large automobile manufacturers, we are already speaking of digital workshops and virtual learning processes. Precisely in the rather “down-to-earth” working world of the metal workplaces, the question about the “how” is a particular one for qualification. What role is being assigned to in-house and external further education in this situation?

A general willingness to acquire digital competence is undoubtedly not sufficient here. It is necessary to develop modern concepts and to describe these in detail with contents for qualification. Only in this way can optimally sector-specific competence be built up.

On February 20, 2019, DVS will offer a setting for such a conference in the Congress Center Essen, CC West, of Messe Essen. Together with the education experts from IIW, EWF, DVS, DVS Media, WeldPlus and GSI, we, with international experts, want to make this topic more transparent for us all.
In our conference entitled Digitalisation in Vocational Training and Further Education, we want to come close to the answers to these questions. This will also include the discussion about what role advancing technologies are playing in the rigid education systems.

The international event “Digitalisation in Vocational Training and Further Education” will provide all the participants with an outstanding platform for networking. It is being jointly organised by the DVS – German Welding Society, GSI – Gesellschaft für Schweißtechnik International mbH, the EWF – European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting and the International Institute of Welding (IIW). 

For further information and online registration (available only until February 12, 2019 ), please visit

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