News Vocational education for energy scouts: a sustainable investment in the future

Apprentices from E.G.O. are trained as energy scouts via the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Karlsruhe.

Climate protection, energy efficiency, and sustainability are becoming more and more challenging, as is the education and training of experts in these divisions within companies. For this reason, the Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce offers qualification classes for all interested apprentices – for all apprenticeship types and years. During several workshops, junior staff can be educated as so-called “energy scouts.” The young adults learn how to identify and document potential energy savings and encourage improvements in their vocational education operations. Companies benefit from the energy and cost savings and at the same time make their employees aware of them.


With our own projects for greater energy efficiency
Apprentices at E.G.O. are also educated as energy scouts. During four impulse webinars of the Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the participants gained an insight into topics such as compressed air, electric drives, and company mobility. Through the Corporate Global Processes/Energy & Environment division of BLANC & FISCHER Corporate Services, the apprentices also learned some interesting facts about energy consumption in the company groups of BLANC & FISCHER Family Holding. After the introduction to the subject areas, the junior staff started the project phase, in which they had to develop and implement a small project. While the technical project group localized compressed air leaks at the BLANC & FISCHER vocational education academy, the apprentices of the commercial project prepared a guideline on energy savings. It contains important information and guidelines on proper heating and ventilation, among other things. “We think this is particularly important because, especially in the current coronavirus situation, a lot of energy is lost due to incorrect ventilation, and we want to do something about it,” say the prospective energy scouts Celina Bott, BLANCO, and Jessica Geissel, E.G.O.


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