11. June 2021
There are up to seven training lessons, each with four trainees, per day. Due to the current situation, the groups were reduced, but in joint agreement, häwa and libs decided to make up for the trainings this year after they had to be cancelled in 2020. The headquarters of libs is in Baden (AG), where most of the apprentices start their training. This year, additional trainings are also scheduled in Heerbrugg and Zurich-Oerlikon.
The company libs as a training center
libs trains over 1,000 apprentices in various professions throughout Switzerland. Polymechanics, automation technicians, production fitters, automation fitters, design engineers, IT specialists, commercial apprentices and plant engineers receive a solid basic training and the important first step into the professional world. Depending on the training period, the time at libs is limited, as the company works with large partner companies where the acquired basic steps can be further intensified and put into practice. The long-term partners - including häwa - are operating in various fields. For example, an apprenticeship as an automation technician lasts four years, starting with a two-year training period at libs, followed by a transfer to a partner company for the second half of the apprenticeship.
Cooperation with partner companies must be well-planned.
Currently, about 40 automation technicians and almost the same number of trainees are being trained as polymechanics at the site in Baden. The partner companies schedule the apprentices' positions in various professions. Design engineers and computer scientists also get to know other companies. Long-term planning and a guaranteed employment of apprentices for five years enable libs to recruit hundreds of apprentices each year in various professions and to promote their professional development. It is very important to work closely with the partner companies. Many apprentices find a job in one of the partner companies after completing their basic training, or have been able to fill a "backpack" with valuable information to help them succeed in the working world.
häwa, as a medium-sized company, has also been contributing for years. Oliver Peter, Managing Director of häwa (schweiz) ag stated: "For many years, we have had the pleasure of training several hundred apprentices in sub-areas of mechanical processing and can thereby demonstrate our products and their advantages to future control cabinet builders, electrical planners, design engineers, as well as project managers. On one side we supply the company libs with wall-mounted enclosures and tools - on the other side we provide many young people with the know-how for safely working with tools".
About häwa (schweiz) ag
40 years of häwa (schweiz) ag (*1981)! häwa (schweiz) ag, located in Widen, Canton Aargau, is a subsidiary of häwa GmbH, with headquarter in Wain (Southern Germany). häwa is a quality supplier of electrical enclosures, control cabinets and well-designed enclosure solutions for the installation of electrical components. The comprehensive service provided by häwa ranges from the initial consultation, conception, design, production and assembly to sophisticated logistics. häwa produces at three locations in the South of Germany with a qualified team of approx. 450 employees and a capacity of around 80,000 large enclosures per year. Apart from Switzerland, the company is represented in various European countries and the USA. The worldwide customers are serviced by häwa through subsidiaries and local partners.