“Grease Monkeys” vs. Technology Experts

Being qualified as an automotive mechanic is highly regarded in Germany, while in England it is typically seen as a second-class career. Prof. Erika Gericke of the University of Siegen is exploring the differences and commonalities in both countries regarding the vocational education training for automotive mechatronics.

In Germany, the statistics show that training as an automotive mechatronic has been one of the most popular career choices for young men over the past decade, which reflects the generally strong reputation for the field among the population. The situation in England is quite different. The differences (and commonalities) between Germany and England regarding the vocational educational training of automotive mechatronics is one of Prof. Erika Gericke’s (University of Siegen) research subjects.

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