International focus – International qualification:
The example of “Forwarding Agent”
Students doing an apprenticeship program in the field of logistics aiming for being a for-warding agent have the chance to take part in the ”bilingual program“ of our ”Forwarding & Logistics“ department.
The ”bilingual program“ of our school offers a certificate, aiming to prepare students for working in international contexts either abroad or in international teams or with international business partners.
This program has been offered to our students since 2010 and about 40-50 students participate in the 2.5 years of training each year.
In addition to an internship abroad, students complete 12 subjects in English or bilingually in English and German.
This enables our students to use professional language and terms in forwarding business, e.g. close freight contracts for air, sea or road services as well as claiming compensation due to transport damages.
The additional modules ”Intercultural Competence“, ”International Project Management“ and ”Risk Management“ are also part of the qualification program.
Beside this program in the logistic department of our school, students in other vocational trainings or full time courses can, for instance, take part in exchange programs as well as different international programs and projects.