Tunnel Business Magazine

AUG 2018

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On Saturday, July 7, 2018, Herren- knecht invited students and their fami- lies to an information day on vocational training in its training workshop. To- gether with their parents, around 300 boys and girls took the opportunity to look behind the scenes at the Schwa- nau, Germany, tunneling technology company and learn about the diverse training opportunities. At 15 stations, the 10 different apprenticeship occu- pations in the industrial, technical and commercial areas as well as three op- tions for joining the company while studying were presented in a practical setting. With hands-on activities, the visitors were able to experience the re- spective vocation up close and have a go themselves. ose out of metal, answering exciting questions in an IT quiz, having a go at designing a techni- cal drawing or applying a soldering iron – the youngsters were delighted with the various offerings and the state-of- the-art machine park in the training workshop. The participants also used the opportunity to get first-hand in- formation from the approximately 50 Herrenknecht apprentices about their experiences at the company. In addi- tion, the instructor team was available for questions. Even the boss, Dr.-Ing. enknecht, came by in person. "During the information day we en- able potential junior employees to get a glimpse of the world of work and get to know our company," says Herrenknecht Tr "Of course, it is a special bonus when the boss himself comes by. We are al- ways on the lookout for good technical personnel and have the ambition of tak- ing over our apprentices after their vo- cational training." Furthermore, an introductory day was held for the 56 new apprentices and their parents, who will commence their apprenticeship at Herrenknecht in September 2018. With a total of up to 180 apprenticeships, Herrenknecht is one of the largest vocational training companies in the region. Herrenknecht apprentices are regularly honored with prizes at vocational college and univer- sity graduation ceremonies. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors on April 26 approved a plan to proceed with a single-bore tunnel as part of its expansion project into San Jose. Planners were deciding between using a large single bore or more traditional twin-bore tunnels un- der San Jose. According to the San Jos cury oject involving BART and the Santa Clara Valley Trans- portation Authority could get begin by 2020. The approval was required to se- cure $1.5 billion in federal funding. The single-bore proposed for San José would use one 45-ft diameter tun- nel b onstruct a 5-mile long circular tunnel structure. The boarding platforms will be con- structed one above the other inside the tunnel bore without construction dis- ruption at the surface. BART Board of Directors Approves Single-Bore Option in San Jose TUNNELINGONLINE.COM TBM: TUNNEL BUSINESS MAGAZINE // AUGUST 2018 B U S I N E S S B R I E F S 1 0 Herrenknecht Hosts Vocational Training Workshop

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