Vocational training plays an important role in securing the economic success of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This common conception often stands in contrast to the training measures actually taken by SMEs. This is often not at all due to lacking good will or knowledge, but rather because of missing vocational training forms that are designed specifically to deal with the problems of SMEs.
SMEs need educational and training approaches that stay as close as possible to the concrete work and everyday challenges within the company. Instead of attending unrealistic seminars and schooling sessions, they need vocational training that is directed specifically at self-management, work integration and the individual needs of the company. At the same time it is beneficial for SMEs to cooperate with other companies, especially concerning questions around vocational training in order to smooth out size related differences through active exchanges and learning from each other.
The GAB München aims to assist SMEs working in various branches to develop their vocational training programs as well as the relevant organizational structures. They support them in assessing their training needs in an individual and concrete way as well as establishing self-organizational and work-integrated training methods and to come into conversation and exchange valuable experiences with other SMEs.