Minister-President Kretschmann praises commitment to training

Apprenticeships at LAPP a model for success

Herr Kretschmann

Good training is the foundation upon which young people's future professional success is built. That is why we place such great value on apprenticeships. This commitment has also attracted praise from Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg. Last night, he visited LAPP to find out about the quality of the apprenticeships on offer and the career prospects for those who complete them. "Lapp shows us how the integration of refugees in education and an intercultural vocational training can succeed. Lapp is thus a real role model. It is no accident that the company's training concept has already attracted attention far beyond the borders of Stuttgart. We all know that successful training is an important step towards successful integration, "says Kretschmann.

Previously, Matthias Lapp, Dr Hilmar Döring, Member of the Board for Human Resources at LAPP Holding AG as well as apprentices gave the Minister-President detailed insights into apprenticeships at the company in the LAPP cable plant and training centre. This focused on how LAPP attracts apprentices, the specific challenges that the company faces in training and how the apprenticeship of the future should look.

“As a family business, we take our social responsibility very seriously. We want to give young people good opportunities for the future. We mainly train people for our own needs, as well-trained and qualified employees help ensure both our capabilities and the success of our company in the long term”, explained Matthias Lapp.