Every year, the DHBW Mosbach offers students the Training of the trainers (AdA, “Ausbildung der Ausbilder” in German), which is awarded by the IHK (Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce). Last week, from 18.01 to 22.01, Isabell and I participated in the training. It was a good opportunity to acquire additional qualifications for our professional life. Training of the trainers was conducted online as a four-day block event and focused on the following topics: “Checking training requirements and planning training”, “Preparing training and helping to recruit trainees”, “Conducting training”, “Completing training”.
During the AdA-appointments, we acquired new knowledge and skills and applied them in practice by developing an instruction concept. Taking on the role of a company trainer, we had to pay attention to the characteristics of the trainees for whom the instruction concept was to be prepared. The Vocational Training and Youth Employment Protection Act, various instruction methods, pedagogical principles and learning objectives were used.
Finally, we presented our instruction concepts during the practical examination. During the technical discussion we applied and thus proved the action competences acquired during the training.
For the successful completion of the Training of the trainers, the written examination is still to be passed. This has probably been postponed until February due to the Corona pandemic.