20 april 1992, following the protocol signed at
Romanian-German intergovernmental level;
25 may 1993, inauguration of the Vocational
Training and Improvement Centre.
to promote and develop vocations in the field
of construcyions in Romania, and to support the
reintegration of the romanian emigrants returned
to the country.
unemployed people 18-45 years old;
SME(small and medium-sized enterprises);
young middle- and high school graduates.
The activity of the Romanian-German Foundation from Timisoara is developped in a building which is completely renovated and adapted to the educational requests. The address is Calea Aradului street, no.56 and owns the following:
Foundation - NGO
8 employees, 20 external collaborators    (16 teachers-specialists who attended various
specializations in Germany and Austria);
vocational training system: dual (33% theory,
67% practical work; german model);
vocational training courses: 2,5 - 6 months;
vocational improvement courses: 2-5 weeks;
200 places for vocational qualification;
600 places for vocational improvement;
106 places in rooms with private bathrooms.
member of EVBB ( The European Association of Institutes
for Vocational Training), and of Private Education Promotion
League in Romania;
member of EBSA "European Building and Services Association"
member of Youth 4 Media Network"
four classrooms (88 seats) with the necessary equipment ( video projector, retroprojector, flipchart etc.)
two computer rooms (38 seats) equipped with a network of 20 computers connected to the Internet|
three laboratories (30 seats with the latest equipment) which provide heating and sanitary installations
and also testing of construction materials
two workshops (24 seats) for installation practice
one workshop (12 seats) for fuse instruction (electrical bow, oxiacetilenic, the environment)
one construction hall of 24 seats ( equipped with electro-stivuitor, concrete mixers and all the tools
necessary for constructions)
one workshop for dry construction practice and for ceilings ( 12 seats)
research center providing over three thousand speciality titles (both in Romanian and in German)
boarding house with a capacity of 106 ( equivalent of 2 stars)
necessary equipment for organizing confrences, seminars and other events.
REALISATION until 31 December 2020
1.539 organized courses
23.590 participants and graduates (5009 unemployed)
90% of the unemployed graduates vocationally reintegrated
5 new firms founded by graduates
4 financially suported firms ( SMEs )
collaboration with the Timisoara City Hall, Timis Prefecture and County Council, ADR West, CCIAT, ANPCDEFP, OIRPOSDRU - West Region, OIRPOSDRU-North East Region, CNDIPT- OIPOSDRU, AMPOSDRU,Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, ANOFM, AMOFM Bucharest, AJOFM Brasov, AJOFM Ilfov, AinofM AJOFM , City Halls: Comlosu Mare, Sanmihaiu Roman, Satchinez, Balint, with other educational institutions
125 collaborating firms in Romania
19 collaborating firms abroad
63 International projects, in the frame of the programs like PHARE, Leonardo da Vinci, Youth, Grundvig,Erasmus+, European social fund or other sources, 11 projects as applicant and coordinator
Mr. Wolfgang KERNBICHLER, Area Manager, REHAU GmbH Austria:
"We see the benefits in the cooperation with the training centre Timisoara with regard to the rapid and efficient introduction of new technology into the Romanian market. We are ready for take-off. Soon we will offer specialized training to the first team of trainers, in our factory in Gunstramsdorf."
Mr. Franz SATZINGER, Manager Central Europe, KNAUF GmbH AUSTRIA:
"We attach great importance to the reliability of our training partner. The Foundation in Timisoara gives us the possibility to implement the theoratical part of the trining in compliance with our mutually designed concept. Therefore, we first offered training to the teaching personnel at our headquarters plant, in order to familiarize them with the trining concept. As a result of our four-year-long collaboration, we are certain that the teaching process is indeed leading to meaningful qualifications and real specializations. This is why we will soon start with the second phase of our training that will focus on special KNAUF systems. We are positive that at least in the Timisoara area the past years have registered a visible improvement in the quality of installations and applications. The Leonardo programme also documented this fact and prvided thus the opportunity to secure public funds."|
Mr. Michael HERKERT, Area Manager for Eastern Europe, OWA Fibre board factory GmbH GERMANIA:
"The succes in the sale of our ceilings lies in the correct processing. Only a ceiling mounted in accordance with our technical requirements looks good, and that is both judging by standard DIN norms(German Industrial Norms) as well as by strictly aesthetic standards. I am not familiar with any other country in Eastern Europe, except for Bulgaria, that offers such cooperation possibilities with a training centre. Similar collaboration between specialization centre, business, and employment promotion should be encouraged in other Eastern European countries."|