The inaugural VCampus training event for trainees from the cutting tool industry took place from 22nd-24th June 2022. The VCampus was organised by sharpening specialist, VOLLMER, which, via the Sieglinde Vollmer Foundation, is dedicated to the development of young people. 

Approximately 100 trainees –currently completing technical, industrial or commercial training in the tool industry – were on-site at the company’s Biberach headquarters to gain motivation, inspiration and knowledge through practical workshops on industry-specific topics.

The young learners had the opportunity to form extensive networks in a relaxed atmosphere, as well as to participate in workshops and exchange opportunities on the topics of training, marketing for training or Learning 4.0. 

 A lack of skilled personnel, academisation and the war for talent are all topics that concern the tool industry across the world, and it was against this backdrop that VOLLMER set up the VCampus training event. Via the Sieglinde Vollmer Foundation, VOLLMER champions the development of young people, particularly those interested and engaged in the so-called STEM subjects.

“The more than 100 years of experience that VOLLMER has collected in vocational training was poured into the training event,” comments Jürgen Hauger, CEO of the VOLLMER Group. “Concerning our Sieglinde Vollmer Foundation, we want to further strengthen our future and expect to hold the VCampus event again in two years.”