15/07/11

Business Practice Program connects teachers with the world of business

Künzelsau. What do employees in marketing, purchasing or in the sales force do? This is a question researched by 37 teachers from Baden-Württemberg during the Business Practice Program "WiPP-L" from July 11 - 15, 2011. They were given insight in functions and processes in different companies belonging to the Würth Group, Wittenstein AG, Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG and other businesses.

For the third time already, the Competence Center Economic Education organized this further training under the umbrella of the Charitable Würth Trust. For the first time this year, businesses outside of the Würth Group participated in the program. The objective is to pass on information about economic principles in a practice-oriented fashion. Apart from the week spent in a business, the Business Practice Program also includes an e-learning module and a business game.

Michael Langenstein, teacher at Grund- und Hauptschule Kirchberg Iller, is convinced of the learning success: "I found out which projects the individual departments work on and learned how a company as a whole functions." Later, the teachers are supposed to apply their new knowledge in class or in the form of projects at their respective schools.

Competence Center Economic Education

The Competence Center Economic Education Baden-Württemberg is an initiative of the Charitable Würth Trust and was called into being by the entrepreneur Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth in 2005. The main aim of the competence center is bringing schools closer to economic topics. There is a close cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, Youth and Sports of Baden-Württemberg.