Our trainees have successfully contributed to the digitization of Huber Technik
The RKW Bayern e.V. together with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria organized the “Digiscouts” project.
In the autumn of last year, long before Corona became an issue, we were guests at the IHK to attend an information event about the project. Convinced and enthusiastic, Michael Langer, head of training in our company, and Johanna Kamm, member of the management, drove home again to present the project to the trainees. Our trainees were also immediately impressed by the idea of being able to carry out an entire digitization project on their own. The idea is that the superiors hold back on this project and give the trainees the chance to plan and carry out a project independently from start to finish.
First of all, this involved finding a project: What can or should be digitized at Huber Technik? Many conversations with colleagues gave the trainees suggestions as to the direction in which their project could take. When the subject areas were somewhat narrowed down and our digiscouts had decided on two project ideas, we received a visit from Mr. Josef Wissinger, Managing Director of RKW Bayern e.V. Here, the trainees were allowed to independently guide Mr. Wissinger through the company and present him with their project ideas. Mr. Wissinger listened with interest and helped the apprentices to decide which of the two projects should ultimately be implemented. The decision was made to introduce a stationary computer in the production hall in order to save time and optimize work processes.
Now it was about the concrete project planning and implementation. The digiscouts developed a concept of where this computer would best be placed. In order to make the computer at least a little mobile, they decided to build a cart on which the computer should find its place. Other important steps were of course the technical drawing and the construction of the car, the request for quotation and order for the computer, and the laying of power and network cables. Here the digiscouts worked closely with a wide range of departments and were able to gain experience of how things work outside of their training occupation.
Due to Corona, the project took a little longer than planned, but the final event took place on Friday, October 16, 2020. Instead of an on-site event, everything was held as a web conference in accordance with Corona. All trainee teams were allowed to present their implemented projects to each other and answer questions about their project.
We would like to thank the RKW Bayern e.V. and the IHK for Munich and Upper Bavaria for the opportunity to participate in this great project.
We would also like to thank our apprentices, who immediately agreed to take part in this project and thus made a contribution to the digitization of Huber Technik!
You can find more information about our and many other digiscout projects here.