For a technology company, ongoing training and further education of its employees is a given. In an increasingly networked world, knowledge gained once is not a guarantee of everlasting know-how.
The EVVA Academy offers a further education and training programme that ensures exactly this: an ongoing transfer of knowledge to acquire professional and personal skills. Internal and external experts pass on their know-how in courses – from one-hour short courses to more comprehensive training programmes. The EVVA Academy training courses are coordinated by the Human Resources Development department and cover all fields of knowledge: product training, IT programs, production methods, personal development, management programs, e.g. for personnel management, occupational safety and much more.
Educational facts of the EVVA Academy
"The average training hours in 2019 have almost doubled compared to 2018, with around 37 hours per employee," explains Catarina Wolkenstein, Head of Human Resources Development. "The EVVA Academy provided a total of 11020 hours of further training for employees in 2019. EVVA can alleviate the shortage of skilled workers by providing its own training courses." This is also necessary, because the shortage of skilled workers is particularly noticeable in digital-affine professions such as IT and software development. EVVA complements its external search for experts with its comprehensive in-house further education and training and its commitment to apprenticeships (more on this under Top training company).
In EVVA’s employee orientation meetings (MOGs), which take place twice a year, the manager and employee jointly clarify whether the existing skills should be brought up to date or whether new skills should be learned. The MOGs also assess performance and professional development.
Impact on employees, trade partners and industry
Excellent training increases employee satisfaction, motivation and performance. The ongoing training measures underpin our company's high quality and strengthen its reputation as a reliable partner. Each EVVA Academy training session is then evaluated by the participants. We are delighted about the feedback. The average overall score of all training courses is excellent with a sensational 1.2 in 2019.
Average score for EVVA Academy training courses
The EVVA Academy is not only available to our employees, but also to our trade partners. Many of our partners began with mechanical security systems. Electronic access solutions are increasingly in demand on the international market. Combined locking systems are now standard: mechanical systems provide the security foundation that has been tried and tested millions of times over, and electronic systems are employed to manage quick and easy access authorisations. EVVA Academy training courses
relieve traditional trade partners of fears of electronics and close competence gaps.
make us fit for today’s market requirements,
help partners to reach more customers and generate sales with a wider range of products
All this strengthens the existing and future employment situation of our trade partners. Sales seminars with tips from international retail experts round off the seminar offering for EVVA partners in various countries.
Training for trade partners
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In addition to the training content, EVVA also always updates the training methods. In addition to face-to-face training, webinars, new learning videos are used to provide step-by-step guidance (e.g. Kanban for logisticians or detailed processes in assembly) and can thus help to avoid common mistakes.
Installation videos (such as for locking cylinders on construction sites) are quick and easy support that technicians can access on site with their smartphones
Cooperation with the career platform Whatchado. EVVA employees from a wide range of areas present themselves and the company in a series of short, entertaining videos. Applicants and job seekers can find out more about the diverse range of jobs at EVVA, what day-to-day work is like in the respective job and what kind of training is required. EVVA links to all job vacancies to these videos – and works with Whatchado to help jobseekers find their dream job. All videos are available at https://www.evva.com/at-de/ueber-uns/karriere/mitarbeiter-videos/