Dr. Stefan Schäfer
VDZ has been offering its training and education programme for more than 50 years. Many experts in the cement industry have attended our courses, which range from highly focussed one-day workshops to two-year courses for foremen and cover a broad scope of topics on the production of cement and its application in mortar and concrete.
Deeply rooted in the industry, VDZ is continually expanding its training programme, which is based on the technical and scientific expertise gained from its research and the services it provides for international cement producers.
Based on the positive experiences and the feedback from the many companies who have sent their experts to VDZ or for whom VDZ has provided customised courses, the current training portfolio has been further developed into a comprehensive programme covering all aspects of cement production. The programme is offered in English and the courses can be booked individually. In addition, all courses can also be customised on request for a company’s own employees exclusively and held at any location.
VDZ's Technical Training Programme 2017/2018 contains seminars and courses for newcomers and experts in the cement industry. As classroom teaching units these are held at VDZ’s Research Institute in Duesseldorf, allowing participants to profit from the Institute’s facilities during practical exercises, when these are foreseen. To facilitate individual, continual learning, VDZ also offers online courses, which are designed to train employees in the cement industry through computer-based learning methods. These web-based courses are accessible at any time. They combine different elements to make learning easier and more efficient, such as animations, focussed explanations, questions and tests. Trainees can learn at their own pace. In addition, companies can provide tutors to offer plant and company-specific support.
VDZ is delighted to provide this training and education programme and welcomes you to participate in its range of different courses and its e-learning platform.