WG 4.3 Training and Continuing Education


The "Training and Continuing Education" working group addresses issues including the following topics in the context of its experience exchange, its concept developments, its formulation of requirements and content design of operational training as well as its involvement in national and international standardisation:

  • Young engineers and scientists and demographic development
  • Entry requirements for training
  • Requirements for training and continuing education in a changing industrial PCS environment
  • Impact of digitisation and computerisation on occupational areas, training content and skills development
    - of employees with pertinent qualifications
    - of non-specialist employees acquiring cross-occupational qualifications
  • On-the-job qualification concepts: consistency of training and continuing education
  • Capacity building by means of new educational/didactic approaches both in vocational training and on the job
  • Professional development by means of co-operative/dual study courses
  • Re-considering job profiles in the process industry


  • Education and training for the future in a changing demographic and technological environment
  • Optimised training and teaching processes
  • Influence on, and suggestions for, the development of general training and continuing education
  • Link between PCS and vocational training
  • Advisory competence for operations in the process industry
  • Support through dialogue, information on educational projects and the development of new qualifications

Recommendations and worksheets

Please refer to the following list for recommendations (NE) and worksheets (NA) managed by the working group:

No. ▾TitleEditionResponsibleSubject areaInfoComments
0088NA 088Recommendation for continued training for employees working within production and maintenance in the process industry
Fortbildungsempfehlung für Mitarbeiter im Bereich der Produktion und Instandhaltung in der Prozessindustrie
WG 4.3TeachingAbstract


Dr. Theo Fecher
Evonik Operations GmbH
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