In October 2014, 77 Egyptian vocational college teachers for welding technology took their preliminary qualification tests in the training centre called GEWC (German Egyptian Welding Center). The participants came from various provinces of Egypt. They were interviewed in small groups and all took written qualification tests relating to their knowledge.
Taking account of the origin and the performance, a total of 36 of the 77 people were selected for the further education which they completed in two groups.
The groups each with 18 participants were trained and qualification-tested in December 2014. Theoretical teaching and practical instruction took place during the training which lasted six days in each case.
The participants left behind an unusually positive impression and showed themselves to be extremely motivated and committed.
The best 24 participants from both groups (together, 36 participants) are being allowed to take part in the preparatory course to become welding shop foremen (start on December 20, 2014).
Thereafter, the best 18 participants will be selected for the training to become welding shop foremen in Germany at GSI SLV.
The entire project is being promoted by the Federal Foreign Office and coordinated by sequa.