10.03.2023 (ew) Three years after the company was founded, the Niederwinkling-based seal manufacturer Wallstabe & Schneider began training apprentices in 1963 to meet the need for skilled workers from its own ranks. Today, the company offers twelve different apprenticeships and a dual course of study. Recently, the 450th apprentice at Wallstabe & Schneider successfully passed her final examination: Klementina Tanc completed retraining as a chemical technician and graduated with very good grades.
Technical Managing Director Kai Peters congratulated Klementina Tanc and presented her with a bouquet of flowers and a wellness voucher as the 450th successful trainee at Wallstabe & Schneider. Tanc’s boss, laboratory manager Dr. Christian Güntner, also congratulated her and was pleased to have competent support for his materials analysis team with the new chemical technician.
In 2020, Tanc, who had already been working in surface treatment at Wallstabe & Schneider for seven years, most recently as a forewoman, decided to make a fresh start and applied for retraining as a chemical technician. Although Klementina Tanc had already worked as a chemistry teacher for 17 years in her native Romania, her degree was not recognized in Germany. “However, my dream was always to work in the laboratory at Wallstabe & Schneider. Thanks to the retraining, I have achieved my goal,” reports Tanc. The further training was also financially manageable, as the retrainees receive 100 percent of their previous salary during the training period, but the training must be shortened by one third of the regular training period.
“Our retrainees have above-average commitment and are very determined. Due to their greater life experience, they are an ideal complement to our young trainees and very important for the company, especially in times of a shortage of skilled workers,” explains Managing Partner Christian Wallstabe.