HANOVER, Germany—Continental A.G. is employing a comprehensive training program in Germany for employees as part of the "Continental in Motion" program.
More than 30,000 Continental employees are expected to be affected by the global restructuring plan—through layoffs or shifts to other plants or otherwise—approved Sept. 30 by the Supervisory Board of Continental.
The learning program comprises three main elements: the recently founded Continental Institute of Technology and Transformation, a corporate-wide training process and the expansion of the company's internal job market.
With CITT, Continental will offer customized training for employees, initially addressing semi-skilled and unskilled workers in Germany at the Hamburg-Harburg hub. Conti said other hubs will be established in Germany in the near future.
"As social partners at Continental, Continental in Motion will see us take on responsibility with a view to the future," said Ariane Reinhart, Continental's executive board member for human relations. "We will actively shape the transformation rather than simply let it happen."
Training with qualifications will be offered in Industry 4.0, digitalization, plastics and rubber technology, additive manufacturing, 3D printing technologies and new drive concepts.
"Continental's Hamburg site is making a targeted contribution toward addressing the structural change in the industry, supporting its employees in mastering digitalization and helping provide tomorrow's skilled employees," Conti said Sept. 30.