In June 2008, over 40 German and UK Training Bridge coordinators of past, current and future trainee exchange projects met in Manchester for the 2-day annual Training Bridge Conference.
Aims and outcomes
Among the coordinators were colleagues from Airbus UK and Airbus Deutschland, Shell UK and Shell Deutschland, Training 2000 and Volkswagen, British Waterways and Dortmunder Stadtwerke AG, York College and IHK Suthuringen, Lincoln College and Kreishandwerkerschaft Coesfeld. The conference was organised by the British Council and its German partner organisation InWEnt.
The aim was to give project coordinators a chance to get to know each other and to share examples of best practice. The 2008 conference was very well received, with plenty of opportunity for informal discussions between project presentations and workshops, and during the evening meals.