Automechanika Frankfurt has a wide range of free of charge education and training options offering both newcomers and automotive professionals hands-on experience.
Keep your eyes on the road!
The automotive industry never sleeps. Every day workshops are confronted by new challenges. For automotive professionals Automechanika Frankfurt is exactly where you need to be to stay on track. Inspiring lectures, seminars and training sessions are offered for free on every day of the trade fair.
For professionals: free of charge training
Automechanika Frankfurt offers daily accredited training sessions which are free of charge after pre-registration. In 2018 there will be twelve sessions which have been put together with the help of high-profile partners and cover almost the whole damage repair process chain for a vehicle following an accident. Please allow about three hours per session which take place on all days of the fair at Galleria – the morning sessions are in German and the afternoon sessions in English.
In addition to the traditional bodywork repair and respraying, the workshops look at the latest technical developments and issues such as alternative drives (hybrid, electric and hydrogen powered vehicles), diagnostic technologies and assistance systems. Also discussed are damage assessment systems for cars and how these are used to calculate the repair costs and communicate them digitally to the insurer.
For newcomers: hands-on experience for a career in the automotive industry
Automechanika Frankfurt is unique in showing the widest range of automotive career options. No other trade fair offers you the same. In the Galleria between Halls 8 and 9 next generation professionals have the chance to get straight down to work on cars and put themselves to the test. Experts from leading companies and federations offering vocational training provide insights into the wide range of automotive career opportunities. Partners include amongst others the German Federation for Bodywork and Vehicle Technology (Zentralverband Karosserie- und Fahrzeugtechnik e.V. - ZKF), the Federation of the German Motor Vehicle Trade (Zentralverband Deutsches Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe - ZDK) and the Federal Association of Color Design and preservation of structures (Bundesverband Farbe Gestaltung Bautenschutz - BFL)
For school classes
Automechanika Frankfurt is the ideal place to take a class trip. Joint registration enables school classes to benefit from free entry tickets, bus parking and packed lunches. Last time around 4,000 school children from a total of 100 secondary and vocational schools took the opportunity to visit Automechanika Frankfurt to learn about the automotive market.
Getting to grips with the car
With the initiative ‘automotive careers – make your way!’ the Federation of the German Motor Vehicle Trade (Zentralverband Deutsches Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe - ZDK) presents the job profiles of automotive mechatronics engineer and automotive sales representative, giving pupils and teachers that chance to put together a small electric motor themselves.
The German Federation for Bodywork and Vehicle Technology (Zentralverband Karosserie- und Fahrzeugtechnik - ZKF) presents the career of the bodywork and vehicle construction mechanic, with pupils having the opportunity to beat out their own decorative bowl from sheet metal and take it home with them.
The stand of the German Federal Working Group of Vehicle Spray Painters (Bundesfachgruppe Fahrzeuglackierer - BFL) in the German Federal Association for Paint, Design and Building Protection, will demonstrate the complete process of vehicle refinishing. Pupils can try out their skill in handling a paint spray gun and give themselves airbrush tattoos.