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27. Januar 2020

Final preparations before opening of the new training centre in Nigeria
In Spring of 2020, the "Nachwuchsstiftung Maschinenbau", a foundation supported by the VDMA e.V., will open the new premises of the training centre in Obajana, Nigeria, together with its Nigerian partner "Dangote Foundation". The final preparations are in full swing.

In spring 2020, the VDMA e.V. sponsored foundation "Nachwuchsstiftung Maschinenbau" will open the new premises of the training centre in Obajana, Nigeria, together with the Nigerian cooperation partner "Dangote Foundation". This foundation is strongly committed to the development of Nigeria and was founded by Aliko Dangote, whose Dangote Group is one of the largest companies in the country. The VDMA has thus found a partner who is well acquainted with Nigeria's industry and, in particular, with the requirements for skilled workers.

Within the framework of the initiative "Skilled workers for Africa", the Nachwuchsstiftung Maschinenbau will provide access to dual training in Nigeria. The aim of this is to enable an increased transfer of know-how in dealing with German machinery and equipment. At the same time, the initiative wants to support German companies in expanding their business activities on the Nigerian market by making trained specialists available locally in the future.

At the training center in Obajana, seven technical training courses in various areas of mechanical and plant engineering are offered in addition to the dual vocational training course of "mechatronics engineer". Together with experts from PTS (Professional Training Solutions), the corresponding curricula and course materials were developed.

Classrooms are also being equipped for theoretical and practical instruction as part of the initiative. Currently, the construction measures are in their final stages before the portals for student registration will be opened in spring 2020.

Both the vocational training and the advanced training courses are open to all interest groups and are not directly linked to membership within a company. Practical training is provided in the workshops available at the training centre and supported by internships. A large number of German companies have sponsored the appropriate equipment for the training workshops, thus making a major contribution to making practical training possible. The opening of the training centre in spring 2020 will be accompanied by representatives of the VDMA team "Africa Projects".

21. August 2017

Wir freuen uns bei der Veranstaltung des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) zum Thema Aus- und Weiterbildungsprodukte sowie –dienstleistungen deutscher Unternehmen für Südafrika dabei zu sein! Am 11. Oktober 2017 führt der Afrikaverein in Zusammenarbeit mit PTS, der Deutschen Industrie- und Handelskammer für das südliche Afrika, „iMove – Training Made in Germany“ und dem Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst (DAAD) eine ganztägige Infoveranstaltung durch. Veranstaltungsort: Haus Deutscher Stiftungen - Mauerstr. 93 - 10117 Berlin Weitere Informationen zur Veranstaltung und alle relevanten Unterlagen zur Anmeldung finden Sie unter

12. Mai 2017

Informationsveranstaltung des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Afrika Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft
Wir laden Sie herzlich ein zur Informationsveranstaltung des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Afrika Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft am 30. Mai 2017 in Berlin. Neben weiteren interessanten Podiumsteilnehmern wird unser COO einen Einblick in den aktuellen Status der Ausbildung in Botswana und Namibia geben sowie unsere Projekte und Erfahrungen aus diesen Ländern darstellen. Wir freuen uns auf einen interessanten Austausch mit Ihnen. Adresse: Haus Deutscher Stiftungen, Mauerstraße 93, 10117 Berlin Anmeldung unter Berücksichtigung des verbindlichen Anmeldeschlusses bis zum 12.05.2017. Registrieren Sie sich unter Zusätzlich senden Sie bitte eine ausgefüllte Teilnehmererklärung an

Informational event of the German Ministry for Economy and Energy in cooperation with the German-African Business Association
We warmly invite you to an informational event of the German Ministry for Economy and Energy in cooperation with the German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft) in Berlin on the 30th May, 2017. Next to other very interesting podium participants, our COO will give an insight into the current status of training in Botswana and Namibia. Furthermore, he will present our projects and experiences in these countries. We are looking forward to an intensive exchange with you. Address: Haus Deutscher Stiftungen, Mauerstraße 93, 10117 Berlin Please consider the registration deadline on the 12th May, 2017. You can register at Also, please send the participation form to

4. März 2016

Professional Training Solutions in Zambia
The expertise of Professional Training Solutions in Africa is becoming more known amongst international firms looking to establish training projects in their African market. We were very pleased when ABB, a leader in power and automation technologies, approached us to support them in their project with the University of Zambia. The UNZA- ABB partnership includes the modernisation of one out of two training substations with state-of-the –art equipment provided by ABB at the University grounds. In order to align the university’s training with the new modern equipment, ABB has requested the PTS support. Our Managing Partner, Miss Annette Bauer, spent last week in Lusaka with Mr. Peter Luens from ABB, collecting the necessary input for the curricula modernisation, meeting stakeholders and getting a feel for the Zambian market. We are looking forward to being part of such a beneficial project and the continuing fruitful relationship with our new client ABB.

10. Februar 2016

Today in Lagos a big milestone was achieved for the VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, German Engineering Federation) Initiative: Development of Qualified Technical Personnel in Africa. A Memorandum of Understanding for a joint training centre was signed between the VDMA and Dangote Nigeria Ltd.. The attendance of the German Federal President, Joachim Gauck, who is currently visiting Nigeria with a German business delegation, underlined the significance of the occasion. Our Managing Partner, Annette Bauer, was also there to wittness the occasion. We are proud to be the implementation partner for such a fantastic initiative.

20. Januar 2016

We are happy to announce the next steps in the project with the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). With the accepted plan to start the school operations January 2017 in Nigeria, we are starting the mobilization in March / April this year. After a successful meeting with the project partner Dangote Academy, Dr. Festge, the President of VDMA and Florian Festge, CEO of Haver & Boecker and our Managing Partner, Annette Bauer, meet the Honorable German Consul General Mr. Herbert and his Deputy Mr. Mir Haschemi in the German Consulate in Lagos, Nigeria to inform them about the project.

6. November 2015

Have you ever thought of being a Social Entrepreneur? Find out what motivated our MD to work in the sector of Social Entrepreneurship in the TedxWHU Talk she gave to students of the WHU University in Vallendar, Germany.

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5. November 2015

Honored to be part of the German Business delegation in the Business Breakfast with His Excellency the Prime Minister of Tunesia, the honorable Minister for Development Tunesia, as well as the hon. German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development today in Berlin.


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