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Train-the-Trainer-Schulung in Istanbul 17.- 19.02.2020

Train-the-Trainer-Schulung in Istanbul 17.- 19.02.2020

Istanbul. A train-the-trainer training course in pipeline construction for trainers from 01 Ankara and 02 Istanbul will be held at the training facilities in Istanbul. Together with the Turkish trainers, the following topics will be dealt with in mutual exchange:

Pipeline construction:

  • Geometric drawings
  • Reading and drawing plans
  • Dimensioning and perspective
  • Preparing plastic pipes for installation
  • Preparing plastic pipes for mounting
  • Installation of plastic pipes

Exchange points in train-the-trainer with Turkish colleagues:

  • Similarities and differences in the qualifications for pipeline construction in Germany and Turkey.
  • Different units of measurement due to the specifications of the Turkish Ministry of Education
  • The possible use of the acquired materials in pipeline construction also for women
  • From house installations to pipeline constructions in outdoor areas

The workshops were visited

  • Workshop equipment
  • Welding equipment with accessories
  • Tools and PPE
  • Pipe material
  • Connecting materials/fittings

Practical exercise modules ranging from the manufacture of domestic installations to the application of joining techniques in pipeline construction will be implemented exemplarily.

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State Minister Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer and the German Ambassador visit the TAMEB Project in Ankara

State Minister Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer and the German Ambassador visit the TAMEB Project in Ankara

Ankara. State minister Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer and the German Ambassador Martin Erdmann visited the Syrian Friendship Association (SFA) training center in Ankara on November 13th, 2017. SFA cooperates with the “Berufsförderungswerk der Bauindustrie NRW gGmbH” (BFW NRW gGmbH) to help Syrian refugees and disadvantaged Turkish citizen in order to qualify in construction modules.

Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer told a journalist that she visited SFA because she wanted to see how the refugees qualify within the TAMEB project as Germany provides a financial support of 15 million euros for the project. The German government invests 150 million euros each year for refugee projects. Böhmer emphasized the friendship between Germany and Turkey which proves itself even in difficult times: “In this respect we will support each other on the refugee issue.”

Böhmer impressed by women’s power

While touring the training center Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer was very impressed by all the female Syrian participants who were qualifying for becoming a tiler. Böhmer herself was once the women’s union’s chairwoman. In her opinion the female refugees she saw on her tour encourage other women as they demonstrate a strong will to become successful.

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Ceremonial handover of the certificate to the first TAMEB-graduates

Ceremonial handover of the certificate in September 2017 to the first 75 TAMEB-graduates in construction industry courses in Ankara.

Ankara. In May 2017, the Berufsförderungswerk der Bauindustrie NRW gGmbH (BFW NRF gGmbH) started the qualification of Syrian refugees and underprivileged Turkish groups in the constructional area of bricklaying in Ankara in cooperation with the Syrian Friendship Association.

At the on-site trainings, which 75 interested people attended in the training centers of the Syrian Friendship Association on a regular basis, the first participants were even able find a job in the construction industry and even qualified as a part of the first German-Turkish Train-the-Trainer-training.


A ceremonial handover of the certificate to the first 75 TAMEB-graduates took place 27.09.2017 at the training location in Ankara. RA Sebastian Richter, general manager and head of the main association (office Brussels) of the German construction industry, Dr.-Ing. Bernd Garstka, general manager of the BFW NRW gGmbH as well as Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Goos, head of the training center (ABZ) Kerpen, attended the ceremony.

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First women to qualify as Tilers in Turkey

Start of the second qualification courses with 93 participants in constructional qualification courses in Ankara – first women to qualify as tilers in Turkey

Foto Dr.-Ing. Bernd Garstka (1.v.l) und RA Sebastian Richter (2.v.r.) mit drei Fliesenlegerinnen

Ankara. Since 04. September 2017, the Berufsförderungswerk der Bauindustrie NRW gGmbH (BFW NRF gGmbH) and the Syrian Friendship Association started the qualification training for tilers with 93 participants in Ankara. About one third of the participants are Syrian women. During a visit at the SFA- training locations from the general manager of the BFW NRW gGmbH, Dr.-Ing. Bernd Garstka, and RA Sebastian Richter, general manager and head of the main association (office Brussels) of the German construction industry, on 27. September 2017, the self-confident Syrian women said that they want to contribute to a successful integration in Turkey and Syria with this qualification.

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Beginning of developing online modules

The refugees and disadvantaged Turkish groups that live in the outskirts of a city are planned to be trained digitally via interactive online modules. About 300 people each year belong to that target group (700 people in total from 2017-2019).

The goal of the online module is to teach special skills and supply an easy and entertaining medium to equalize different levels of education in groups with different cultural background with easy and picture oriented language via digital media.

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Start of the qualifications

11Ankara/ Kilis. As a part of the TAMEB project, 560 people are supposed to be trained and qualified in constructional occupations from 2017 to 2019. At least 200 of the trainees should be able to find an occupation in construction companies or similar companies from 2017 to 2019.

Training locations with several rooms as well as a workshop have been established by the Turkish partner for the realization of the project in Ankara in Kilis.

The first Three-Months-Training that started in Ankara and in Kilis was for bricklaying. The first trainings in Ankara started in May 2017 with 75 participants and in Kilis in July 2017 with 150 participants.

During the theoretical lessons the participants not only learn about professional expertise, but also about work and health protection. Accompanying the theoretical lessons, the learned skills will be practiced immediately as well.

The participants are provided with personal protective equipment, tools and learning and teaching resources by the BFW-NRW gGmbH und SFA.

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Ankara. The Train-the-Trainer program was designed for the training of German and Turkish trainers by the BFW NRW gGmbH and has already been successfully realized with the Turkish partners in Germany in 07/2016 as well as in Turkey in 08/2017

In order to design the measures sustainably, the learned material should be passed on through the Train-the-Trainer trainings. A draft fort a qualification module for a Train-the-Trainer training looks as follows:

Interdisciplinary contents that are trained in all the practical modules:

Safety and health protection at work

  1. Recognizing danger of safety and health at work and taking measures to avoid said dangers

Contract acquisition, performance evaluation, workplan and schedule

  1. Recognizing goal of the task
  2. Planning steps, safety measures and use of tools
  3. Deciding on building material and auxiliary material
  4. Deciding on construction aids and tools

 Setting up, maintaining and securing the workplace at the construction site

  1. Setting up, maintaining and clearing of the workplace, observing ergonomic aspects
  2. Securing the workplace

Work scaffolding and protective scaffolding:

  1. Putting up, maintaining and dismantling the scaffolding according to instructions
  2. Taking part in examining the safety of working and protective scaffolding 

tools and devices:

  1. Arranging provision of tools and devices
  2. Recognizing malfunctions within the devices and reporting those
  3. Maintaining tools 

Examining, storing and selecting construction and auxiliary materials:

  1. Check construction and auxiliary materials as well as finished parts, mounting parts and attachment parts through inspection for usefulness
  2. Check finished parts as well as mounting parts and attachment parts for accuracy
  3. Retrieving, transporting and storing of construction and auxiliary materials, finished parts, mounting parts and attachment parts according to instruction

Reading and applying drawings, making drafts  

  1. Reading and applying drawings and drafts
  2. Making drafts
  3. Calculating quantities based on drawings and drafts

Carrying out measurements

  1. Carrying out measurements with measuring tape and folding ruler
  2. Transferring heights, especially with spirit levels and hose level
  3. Aligning straight
  4. Creating and securing measurement points
  5. Creating and checking right angles
  6. Staking out components
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Preparation of entrepreneur workshops

Preparation of entrepreneur workshops
Ankara. With the appropriate qualification, the participants of the courses are supposed to be motivated to strive for independence. To achieve that, BFW NRW gGmbH and SFA will develop and carry out seminars about entrepreneurship in close cooperation.

In August 2017 the training participants also participates in an Entrepreneurship-Workshop in Ankara to receive information about the different ways of independence and self-employment in Turkey.