The MPP has been offering professional education for electronic technicians since 1996. In 2000, the institute added a training program for industrial mechanics. Since then, close to 90 apprentices have accomplished their professional education at the MPP.
The institute offers an ambitious and valuable education program. “Our workshops and laboratories produce components for international top research – be it for telescopes or experiments at particle accelerators,” says Engelbert Modjesch, head of training. “Our program therefore meets highest technological standards.”
Education is attractive for young women
Modjesch is proud of the fact that so far all but one of his “students” have successfully finished the training. Companies think highly of the MPP education: Most career entrants found a job in industry or research right away – or continued their education.
Young women also favor apprenticeships at MPP. Even with technical professions still being a male domain, 20 percent of MPP’s apprentices are female – with a rising tendency. “Women do very well in our programs”, says Modjesch. “It was as recently as 2014 that one of our female apprentices was awarded Max Planck Society education prize endowed with 750 euros.”