v. Bodelschwinghsche Stiftungen Bethel

Industrial and craft trades

  • Plant mechanic for plumbing, heating, air conditioning

    This job is all about water. Sometimes cool, sometimes hot. Ensuring it's always available where needed – or that it is drained away. You will learn how to professionally handle heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems as well as solar energy systems. Our top priorities are always to protect the environment and save energy.

    Duration of training: 3.5 years
    Locations: Bielefeld, Freistatt
  • Floor layer

    Anyone who has successfully laid a floor, or just as successfully taken one up, knows how much professionalism, precision and expertise is required for this job. It’s no wonder that this occupation requires training. You will not only learn how to ensure the foundations are correct, but also everything you will need to know about professional installation and maintenance of a wide range of floorings.

    Duration of training: 3 years
    Location: Bielefeld
  • Electronics technician, specialising in energy and building technology

    Light on. Light off. Simple, right? Wrong. This requires much more than just an on/off switch. During your training you will learn everything about buildings’ electrical supplies and how to install the devices and control systems. This starts with lighting, continues with climate control and alarm systems and ends with door controls. Maintenance and repair of these systems is also included. Last but not least, you should be fairly resilient, because if these systems fail, things can quickly get somewhat out of hand.

    Duration of training: 2 – 3.5 years
    Locations: Bielefeld, Freistatt

„Whether it’s the working environment, the exchange of expertise or extraordinary team spirit. There is a brilliant energy on this course.“

N. Naguleswaran,
Trainee electronics technician, specialising in energy and building technology
  • Building cleaner

    Do you like things to be clean and tidy? Not only is this a good habit, but it could also become a successful profession. Big or small, inside or outside – during your training, you will learn how to properly clean buildings and maintain their value for a long time to come. You will learn the important details of various cleaning products and materials, as well as the latest high-performance machines. The areas of responsibility of this job are as different as the locations.

    Duration of training: 3 years
    Location: Bielefeld
  • Gardener, specialising in gardening and landscaping

    Do you have strikingly green fingers? When you're in the garden, rather than lounging in a hammock, do you prefer to start planting flowers, redesigning the terrace or building water features? During your training, your locations will be as varied as your tools. Best of all, you will be helping the environment and improving everyone’s quality of life – all whilst being out in the fresh air. 

    Duration of training: 3 Jahre
    Location: Bielefeld
  • Housekeeper

    Running a broom around, doing the shopping, cooking something tasty, creating a pleasant environment. These are all tasks you would do as a housekeeper. But during your training, we would rather teach how you can help people who are not able to care for themselves every day. This will include a basic knowledge of food and cleaning products, and a technical understanding when it comes to using computers, appliances for cleaning, or washing machines. However, empathy is another important characteristic of this profession, which you should always carry with you.

    Duration of training: 3 years
    Location: Bielefeld
  • Painter and varnisher

    Would you rather change the colour of your walls than of your hair? Are you quicker to pick up a paintbrush than a box when you move house? During your training, you will not only learn everything about different colours and their composition, but also about undercoats and different application methods. It never gets boring, because you will always be in a different location. Provided you’ve done everything correctly. This will also include properly securing and protecting your work place.

    Duration of training: 3 years
    Location: Bielefeld
  • Metal wind instrument maker

    Is music important to you? Are you a good craftsman? At our Bethel trombone workshop, you will learn everything about repairing, polishing and varnish work – and if none of this helps, then a complete overhaul will be required. Historical instruments? Let’s bring them back to life. And we will also show you how you can create custom-made products for people with disabilities or specific needs.

    Duration of training: 3 years
    Location: Bielefeld
  • Livestock farmer - specialising in sheep farming

    The moor in Freistatt is a unique habitat. The biotope is home to rare plants and animals. White Polled Heath sheep are the most important helpers in maintaining the environment. Two flocks of sheep, each made up of a thousand animals, are part of this landscape farm and therefore, you will be responsible for them. Cattle, water buffalo and goats also live here. During your training, you will learn everything about breeding and keeping animals as well as using their wool and meat. The Bielefeld location is also covered in your training so that you become familiar with other breeds of sheep and forms of husbandry.

    Duration of training: 3 years
    Location: Freistatt

 

INTRODUCING:

THE KERSCHENSTEINER VOCATIONAL SCHOOL

The Kerschensteiner Vocational School is not just one of many. Rather, it is a so-called "bundle school", combining a special needs school and general vocational college. Pupils with and without special educational needs can study here under one roof. Courses are taught in seven professional fields, including agriculture and metal technology. And the best thing? Pupils receive support here both in vocational training and in personal development..

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