Apprentices have to learn how to handle tools and machines. Drilling, milling or filing – practice makes perfect. Knowledge of how something is processed, i.e. material science, also forms part of the training. Supervised by their instructors in the training workshop, the apprentices carry out specific projects to learn everything they need to know for their future occupation. They therefore contribute to the company’s value-added right from the very beginning. Although there have been many changes in everyday training over the years, one task has always been performed: Keeping a report book.
The photo shows an extract from a weekly report by a trainee toolmaker in 1946.