The association MG3.0_Masterplan Mönchengladbach e.V. was founded in December 2010. The stated aim of the association is to create a master plan to strengthen the urban development of the city of Mönchengladbach, to accompany this project and to fund it. The big issues at stake in this project are "A healthy economy," "A vibrant network", "A vital city" and "A vibrant community".
Scheidt & Bachmann is aware of its responsibility towards its employees but also the local economy at the Mönchengladbach site and is one of many companies from Mönchengladbach and the local area that support this project to change the urban situation in Mönchengladbach.
More information is available on www.mg3-0.de
The Long Night of Industry was held on 20th October 2011 for the first time in the metropolitan region between Rhine and Ruhr under the patronage of the President of the Regional Government, Hannelore Kraft.
The event is organised by the business initiative "Zukunft durch Industrie e.V.", which intends to show how modern, competitive industry functions in the Rhine/Ruhr region. Local residents got the chance to experience industry at first hand and to look behind the scenes at future activities.
Scheidt & Bachmann also took part in this event and opened its doors to let visitors with an interest see something of what goes on into our production and to have a look around the exhibition rooms. The visitors arrived on our premises in two coaches and were accompanied by the press, such as the Rheinische Post, Radio 90.1 and the regional TV broadcaster City-Vision. After starting up in an exhibition room and a few introductory words from the head of human resources, Frank Bender, the visitors had the opportunity to look around the exhibition rooms and get to know our products better. The visitors were subsequently led through the manufacturing halls in small groups. There was some astonishment when they saw the precision with which we work and the variety of our production. Some of the visitors were interviewed by Radio 90.1 and City-Vision during the tour. To round off the evening after closing words from Frank Bender, a representative of the CIC thanked all concerned for the really successful Long Night of Industry and promised to arrange other events of this nature in our region.
The signature of the cooperation agreement with Niederrhein University will give the trainees in our company an opportunity to study at Niederrhein University in future in parallel to their training with us.
The cooperation agreement foresees a so-called Dual Course of Studies. Trainees divide their time between the university course and vocational training to qualify as an "Electronic engineer for equipment and systems (CIC)" along with the academic degree "Bachelor of Engineering". The course runs for 4.5 years (in full-time studies, from the 5th semester) or 5.5 years (in part-time studies integrated into work). Another aim pursued with the Dual Course of Studies is to constantly improve our training of young technical engineers and to acquire specialists and managers who can master the tasks facing the four operating divisions in our company in time to come.
The combination of academic studies and practical training allows us to keep in close contact with our up-and-coming talent. The training to qualify as an Electronic engineer for equipment and systems (CIC) starts each year after the summer holidays. The course lasts two years and is run solely in our company. The studies at Niederrhein University start each year in the winter semester and consist of nine/eleven semesters as the scheduled study time up to the final exams held accordance with the examination regulations of the bachelor course in "Electronic Engineering".
The cooperation agreement was signed on 4th October 2011 by our CEO, Dr. Norbert Miller and the head of human resources, Frank Bender, and by the President of Niederrhein University, Prof. Dr. Hans-Henning von Grünberg, and the vice dean of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering and Informatics, Prof. Dr. Thomas Meuser.niversity
Our company has been collaborating successfully with Žilina University in Slovakia since 1991. A framework agreement was signed between our company and Žilina University on the opening of the production hall in 2007. This framework agreement is the cornerstone for the "Scheidt & Bachmann AWARD".
This goes to the students who write the best theses in the Electro Engineering Faculty, the Faculty of Management and Informatics and the Faculty of Heavy Engineering at Žilina University. The main assessment criterion is practicability, although the learning results achieved during the course also count.
Scheidt & Bachmann organises a technical excursion to the parent company in Mönchengladbach once per annum for the best students. This gives the young people an opportunity to gain a first insight into our family-run firm and we have already been able to recruit a couple of undergraduates in this way.