Hundreds of people have already graduated from the joint dual vocational training of the Miskolc Vocational Training Center and Bosch, and have been given a job opportunity at the Bosch automotive factory in Miskolc. Two of them revealed how the practical training helped them in everything and how they continued to study while working at the university. (Supported content.)
You can gain real practical knowledge and experience in the dual vocational training, and you can already make contacts at the company during your studies, says the now twenty-seven-year-old Balázs Luttos, who completed the mechatronics technician dual vocational training at the Andrássy Gyula Gépipari Technikum. Students preparing to become technicians and skilled workers in the dual training majors study three to four days a week in addition to school at the Miskolc factory of Robert Bosch Energy and Body Systems Kft., as well as in Bosch workshops. In addition to Andrássy, Bosch is also launching joint training with the Ottó Bláthy Electrical Engineering College and the Kálmán Kálmán Informatics Technical College.
“Dual vocational training is a big advantage because nowadays technology is developing month by month, and companies are constantly developing and keeping up with the latest technologies.”
Those who complete their studies in a corporate environment can obtain a competitive qualification in modern conditions. This is what the twenty-five-year-old experienced Shepherd Máté also, who studied as a mechatronics technician in dual vocational training, then graduated as a mechatronics engineer at the University of Miskolc. A straight path led to Bosch: he already worked as a technician in the vehicle factory, completed his six-week university internship there, and after graduating, he got a job at the Bosch training center in Miskolc, where he teaches mechanical engineering and mechatronics subjects.
Balázs and Máté also admit, however, that dual vocational training is beneficial not only because of competitive practical knowledge. The time spent at the company also prepared them for teamwork and handling various workplace situations, and they were also able to develop a network of contacts. After receiving the training, they immediately received a job offer from Bosch, so they had no problem finding a job.
“Those who do not complete a dual education at the vocational school start at a disadvantage.”
There is also a path to the university from the dual vocational training. This is shown not only by the example of Máté, but also by Balázs. After qualifying as a technician, he began to study as a vehicle engineer at the University of Miskolc, also in dual training there. At the university, the time of the company’s practical training increases from year to year, in the first year it was only one day a week at Bosch, in the second year it was already two, in the third year it was three. During his studies, Balázs was already offered a full-time job at the vehicle industry factory, he became a production support engineer assistant, and he is currently working on a project for the installation of a production line, while completing university by correspondence.
The dual training also offers some of the students the opportunity to spend longer or shorter internships in foreign Bosch factories. This is a great advantage not only in professional training, but also in practicing the English language, and they can gain a lot of experience in the host country as well.
Both Balázs and Máté plan for the long term at Bosch, and they want to advance in their careers depending on the opportunities that arise in the future. The dual vocational training gave them a good basis for this.