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Completion of the Young Professional Training Program in China

Christopher Eberl
Holds editorial responsibility for career topics and for the apprentice website. His stories offer insights into the world of work at voestalpine.

From November 15 to 17, the 36 participants of the Young Professional Training Program in China completed their third and last module, focusing on management skills.

In 2015 the voestalpine Group drew up its own training program for young professionals working in the voestalpine companies in China. The program is designed to give professionals in China greater insight into voestalpine at the start of their careers, and to sharpen their professional skills through targeted training.

Completion of the program in Yinchuan

The program participants met in Yinchuan, northwest China, for the third time this year, where they were divided into two thematic groups at the beginning of the training. One group focused on the subject of negotiation skills and conducting talks, while the second concentrated on the overarching theme of getting things done (task management). Both focus areas were managed by experienced Chinese trainers. Ernst Balla, from Corporate Human Resources, and Wendy Cheng, HR Manager at voestalpine Böhler Welding China, ensured that the program ran smoothly. After three days of numerous discussions and group work, the results were presented to the participants during a joint feedback and transfer session.

The participants were offered a change of scene with a visit to the Kocel Steel Foundry Co., Ltd., a voestalpine joint venture company. Frost Li, General Manager of the company, was available for an interesting manager discussion and provided an impressive tour of the plant.

Christopher Eberl