The project „Qualification Measures for Baden-Württemberg’s Battery Ecosystem – QualiBattBW“ funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection has started. The aim is to develop qualification offers for companies in Baden-Württemberg in the automotive industry and the motor vehicle trade and to sustainably strengthen Baden-Württemberg and Germany as a business location by networking the players.
In order to establish an excellent qualification of skilled workers for battery value creation in Germany as a business location, the project "Qualification Measures for the Battery Ecosystem Baden-Württemberg", or QualiBattBW for short, was launched on 1 April 2023. For this purpose, a total of nine stakeholders in Baden-Württemberg from research and education as well as the innovation cluster Cluster Electric Mobility South-West will establish qualification measures for the battery ecosystem in Baden-Württemberg. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) with 7,127,581 million euros over five years and has been developed within the framework of the BMWK funding call "Promotion of qualification measures for battery cell production".
"Currently, major investments are being made in the competitiveness of german battery cell production in order to build up skills along the entire battery value chain," says Franz Loogen from the state agency e-mobil BW, which is coordinating the project. "This increases the need for qualified employees in the companies. This is exactly where QualiBattBW comes in and develops qualification measures for the Baden-Württemberg automotive industry and the automotive trade."
The project focuses both on sustainably strengthening Baden-Württemberg and Germany as a business location by networking the players and on building up an excellent and sufficiently large base of skilled workers along the battery value chain. This is because the electrification of the powertrain, whether in passenger cars, light commercial vehicles or heavy trucks, is changing Germany as a business location and especially the region of Baden-Württemberg, which is strongly characterised by the automotive industry with its numerous SMEs. Currently, large investments are being made in the competitiveness of German battery cell production in order to build up competencies along the entire battery value chain and in the ecosystem. However, this also increases the number of jobs and the need for qualified employees. This is where QualiBattBW comes in and develops qualification measures for Baden-Württemberg companies in the automotive industry and the motor vehicle trade.
The project partners of QualiBattBW are developing a modular and flexibly applicable qualification offer and will closely interlink industry, science and the education sector in the battery ecosystem. The complex content of the subject area will be taught in an understandable and descriptive manner using appropriate teaching methods. In addition, industry, associations and social partners from Baden-Württemberg are involved through an associated partnership and ensure a broad impact in the companies and among the employees.
Qualification and the battery ecosystem also play an important role at the Hanover Trade Fair, the world's largest industrial trade fair. Today, Wednesday (19 April), the Battery Day of the Cluster Electric Mobility South-West took place, offering exciting and up-to-date insights into the topic of batteries. The agenda included the three topic blocks "Cell Chemistry, Material and Recycling", "Production" and "Ecosystem: Qualification and Funding Measures". Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Economic Affairs, Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut MdL, opened the event with a welcoming speech. The research platform Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage Ulm & Karlsruhe (CELEST) is this year's guest and hosted a special networking reception for the participants.
Quelle: e-mobil BW