The aim of the Knowledge working group is to promote the networking and transfer of knowledge within the Munich Metropolitan Region, making the region's strengths as a knowledge hub much more clearly visible and tangible.
The specialized working groups Qualified Labor Development and M.I.N.T. currently operate under the aegis of the Knowledge working group (see below).
Strategic and operational goals of the Knowledge working group
Recruit, retain and develop qualified labor
Consolidate leading position as a broad-base scientific and research region
Achieve international recognition of the region's knowledge hub function
Ensure equal access opportunities for all
Further improve the level of qualifications
Make the education system more permeable
Forge network links between knowledge-based and scientific institutions
Reinforce value-adding capabilities
Improve visibility of the region's vast potential
Knowledge working group: sponsors and contacts
The Knowledge working group is sponsored by Technical University of Ingolstadt, represented by Vice President Professor Thomas Doyé, and the Munich University of Applied Sciences, represented by Professor Dr. Klaus Kreulich.
Who to contact
Munich University of Applied Sciences
The specialized working group for Qualified Labor Development sees itself as a platform for the sharing of knowledge and experience. It seeks to inform, motivate and build bridges between relevant actors in the Munich Metropolitan Region in order to recruit qualified labor for the region, retain it and develop it in the long term. The work of the group focuses on specific areas of demand in the context of learning/education/knowledge management.
Goals and activities
To achieve its goals, the specialized working group aims
- To build a platform for the sharing of knowledge and experience by organizing regular networking meetings
- To contact relevant regional players directly
- To cultivate network links with other EMM e.V. working groups
- To contribute and communicate its own services, products, information and contacts
Since 2012, the specialized working group has organized public platform events on in-depth topics relating to the development of a qualified labor pool. To date, these events have tackled the following specific topics:
- "Generation Gold: Older employees - a wealth of experience or a cost factor?" (2012)
- "We can do more! Part-time vocational training" (2013)
- "Finding hidden treasure: Integrating young refugees in the dual vocational training system" (2015)
Further events on the subject are in planning.
Sponsor and contacts
This specialized working group is sponsored by the Chamber of Crafts and Small Companies for Munich and Upper Bavaria, represented by Dr. Georg Schärl, Deputy Head of the Department of Vocational Training.
Who to contact
Dr. Georg Schärl
Chamber of Crafts and Small Companies for Munich and Upper Bavaria,
Deputy Head of the Department of Vocational Training
Phone: +49 (0) 89 - 5119-261
Set up in spring 2014, this specialized working group aims to forge links between all kinds of different actors in the disciplines of mathematics, IT, natural science and technology (MINT) in a conscious attempt to combat the shortage of specialists in these areas. In particular, it strives to capture the enthusiasm of children and youngsters for MINT professions from an early age.