Training models for Africa

HAWE Hydraulik supports the initiative "Skilled workers for Africa". 

HAWE trainees build training models and train future African specialists in hydraulics on site in Botswana. The end of the project was the trip of some trainees to Botswana and the meeting with the local people.

If you are 18 years old, are just doing an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk or industrial mechanic and can then manage such an exciting project in a team from the idea to the implementation, then this is something very special.

This is the uniform feedback of the HAWE 1st and 2nd year apprentices who have built 5 training models for the practical basic training in hydraulics. They were responsible for project management, implementation and, last but not least, commissioning on site. 6 HAWE trainees travelled to Botswana together with two HAWE trainers to set up and commission the training model supplied in advance. Finally, the prospective African skilled workers were trained on site using the training models themselves. At the beginning of 2022, the last training models could be handed over in Abuja, Nigeria, and the planned hydraulics training could be carried out.

With this project, HAWE Hydraulik participated in the educational initiative "Skilled Workers for Africa" of the VDMA (German Engineering Federation) to train skilled workers locally. As a result of the project, HAWE was awarded the German Enterprise Award in Category A "Business for Development". The prize money was used to purchase spare parts and tools for the defective machines on site, in addition to the expenses for training and maintenance workshops. This will enable the trainers at the training center to repair the machines themselves in the future and to impart these skills and the necessary knowledge to their junior staff through practical work.