Special path dual studies: To management in three steps

The titles “State-certified Technician” and “Master” are not enough? Then there is a third option: the dual course of study for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). The dual course was initiated by Amandus Kahl, a machine and plant manufacturer in Reinbek. Robert Delefski is the first graduate to report on his experiences.

“After I finished school, I was initially undecided where to go. A good friend of my family made me aware of Amandus Kahl”, he explained. “I found the new training path to project manager on their website and found it very interesting.” Combination of an apprenticeship, technical studies at the DMSB and a subsequent study of business administration at the WelfenAkademie in Braunschweig.

Robert Delefski decided to train as an industrial mechanic, but he could also have been a technical draughtsman, for example. This training was shortened to two years. Together with two further years at the DMSB and the Academy the dual course of studies lasts a total of six years. “That’s a long time, but it’s very well used“, Robert Delefski comments. “In the training the practical and technical basics are

laid. At the DMSB, a very broad-based industry specialization in milling in all its facets follows: Flour, animal feed, mill construction, hygiene technology, plant planning, the entire program in theory and practice. I graduated from the WelfenAkademie with commercial and business knowledge.” With this mixture you are prepared for many roles.

Robert Delefski

Between graduating from the DMSB and starting his studies at the WelfenAkademie, he had, at his own request, spent several weeks in the Dutch branch of Amandus Kahl, which he had liked a lot. “So I asked if I could go to sales in the Netherlands. There was a vacancy. I got the Job and really enjoy it. With the dual studies I was equally well prepared for project management and sales.”

Robert Delefski recommends that larger mills, machine and plant manufacturers consider the possibility of a dual course of study. This gives companies employees with tailor-made training who are technically and commercially suitable for many roles. “If you want to train your employees in a future- oriented way, you should think about dual training.”

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