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Sharing Best Practices with German Students

Sharing Best Practices with German Students

Nov 1, 2018

FVTC Introduces Manufacturing Experience to German Students                   

Fox Valley Technical College’s Global Education & Training department hosted more than a dozen students from a career exploration school in Germany to share best practices in workplace training and to show the international cohort different American business models, including manufacturing.  

The students, ranging in ages 18 to 30, are hired by a German company and work under a two-three year apprenticeship contract. Many of them return to school once the contract is over to learn more skills for career advancement opportunities. Their recent visit to Appleton helped them discover different technologies, processes, and operations in an effort to enhance their economy and build relationships with companies abroad.

The career fields of the students are pharmaceutical, banking, business management, administrative professional, retail, automotive, and manufacturing. Creative Metal Products (CMP) in Neenah was one of the companies that hosted a tour and informational session with FVTC (in photo). CMP hires many FVTC graduates in areas like engineering, press brake operation, and in office support capacities, making the immersion an ideal experience. Opened in 1993, CMP employees 90 professionals who serve the needs of the defense, fire suppression, industrial lighting, and truck body industries.