The WEISS Academy
"He who no longer wants to become better, stops being good"
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
The world of work has changed considerably in recent years. A shortage of skilled workers and demographic change, globalisation and technical progress make further training increasingly important and change the labour markets and requirements. In order to be prepared for the world of work for today and tomorrow, everyone must adapt and expand their knowledge. And that means learning throughout life.
We would like to support our employees "stay on the ball". Our employees at the WEISS Academy will be happy to assist you and advise you in all matters relating to your further training.
Our further training opportunities
This concerns all of us
Under the aspect "This concerns all of us", the WEISS Academy has included various further education opportunities in its programme.These are also included in the WEISS Academy brochure. Every employee has the opportunity to be trained as a first aid responder, fire protection assistant or safety officer. We also support employees who would like to take the instructor aptitude examination and further training courses in the area of data protection.
Technology and more
Particularly in the technical field, it is essential to continue further training. Through very well trained employees and in cooperation with our suppliers, we are able to offer a wide range of technical training opportunities.
While our employees are trained in-house by one of our employees on the subject of "Process Standard Offset" on measuring techniques, paper types and screening technology, an external instructor teaches on the subject of "fountain solution and silicone" and conveys, for example, the correct composition of fountain solution and silicone. The following training courses are also offered at regular intervals: Ink/ink composition and properties from heatset, structure of modern offset printing plates, steps for paper production, structure and composition of rubber blankets, circular knife training.
Furthermore, our employees have the opportunity to acquire a forklift truck driving licence in-house.
Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Today, PCs, laptops and tablets are indispensable in the office. They facilitate our work steps and bring us considerable time savings. But the right handling is the be-all and end-all. We are happy to support our employees and teach them important IT standards. Afterwards we offer the opportunity to take advanced courses. Through close cooperation with a regional IT specialist, we offer regular or flexible further training courses on Office, Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint. We are also happy to organise special software training courses for our employees on request.
Communication, negotiation, business life
There is no second chance for a first impression. This true saying has led us to offer our employees a wide range of seminars on the topics of "professional telephoning", "successful negotiations", "modern manners in professional life", "presentation techniques" and "complaint management". We also offer various foreign language courses. On the one hand we cooperate with self-employed trainers, on the other hand we are happy to make use of the offers of our local Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Aachen.
Training for the publishing company
In addition to training courses on "Text and Photography", "New Special Topics and Magazines" or "Value-added Journalism" for our editors, we would like to give our employees in the media area the opportunity to "keep up with the times". We continually expand our portfolio of further training courses. "Contemporary Copywriting and Design of Advertisements and Online Forms of Advertising", "Online Marketing Manager" or further training to become a certified "Media Consultant" are only a small part of our offers in this area.
A balanced relationship between work and leisure is very important for mental and physical well-being. In addition to seminars on these topics, we are constantly working on gaining new cooperation partners for our company and ultimately for our employees. Thus it is possible to conclude contracts at special conditions in a large number of fitness and health parks in the vicinity.
"Leadership" further training concept
From an employee to a manager - as an employer we are happy to pave the way for this step. With a series of selected seminars, we would like to support our employees and prepare them for a management position. Through lectures, practical simulations, metaplan techniques, mind-mapping, discussions and other techniques, our employees are given the opportunity for in-house promotion. Here, too, we are happy to rely on our cooperation partners at the Aachen CCI.
Examination preparation for our apprentices
So that they are not only optimally prepared, but also go into their final examination with confidence, we offer our apprentices in-house instruction in their final apprenticeship phase. With the help of exercises and lectures, examination contents are conveyed sustainably according to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the apprenticeship framework curriculum.
Individualised further training
Our brochure offers suitable further training opportunities for virtually all employees and occupational groups. We would like to give every single employee the opportunity for individualised training and further education. Of course this should be in connection with the respective job.
Our employees at the WEISS Academy will be happy to discuss your personal training profile and implement suitable options.