Process mechanics (m/f) work in the processing industry. They produce workpieces, above all for the automobile industry, but also for the building industry. The process mechanic work and learn in two branches of study at our school:
Branch of study "steel forming": These process mechanics produce workpieces for various applications on the basis of semi-finished products by forging, rolling/milling, and impact extruding.
Branch of study "iron and steel industry": These process mechanics mostly produce semi-finished products from scrap steel as e.g. wire, round steel and patterns for further processing.
Graduation: There is no regulatory framework requiring a special education. Companies mostly employ trainees that have achieved the certificate of secondary education ("Hauptschulabschluss").
Type of occupation: recognized occupation requiring formal training
Type of training: dual training in industrial plants in the Baden-Wuerttemberg region.
Duration of training: 3,5 years
Places of training: training company and vocational school (dual training)
The lessons are held in so-called lesson blocks ("Blockunterricht"; also see "Blockplan"). There is a theoretical part as well as a practical part. The second training year ends with the midterm exam, the forth training year is completed with the final exam.
Pupils/students living at a far distance from the school have the possibility to be accommodated in a hostel incorporated into the school.
Branch of study "iron and steel industry":
Branch of study "steel forming":