The German Plastics Center (SKZ) is pleased to announce the commissioning of the Training Center Quality (TZQ). The first course on "Practical assurance of color quality" was successfully held. The participants were pleased both with the opportunity to learn hands-on in the brand new laboratories and with a welcome gift.
TZQ Director Christoph Kreutz (right) presents the first participants in the new premises with a welcome gift (Source: SKZ, Matthias Ruff)
At SKZ, the second brand new building officially starts operation shortly after the model factory. At TZQ, the focus is on continuing education. The rooms fill with life around continuing education on topics such as quality assurance and quality management in industry. The seminar rooms can be extended by flexible walls to include connectable practical laboratories. This has created contemporary places of learning. The variable concept and the extensive possibilities pursue the goal of maximizing learning success. For example, the high-quality equipment also enables online training and hands-on training for participants.
The proximity to the model factory and the large pilot plants makes it possible to view real production environments, experience new quality assurance methods live or even simulate an audit in a production environment. For the first course, participants received a goodie bag and an umbrella in addition to their expertise, because while everyone was smiling after the course, unfortunately the sun was not.
"It was great to be able to access the new equipment and make the course even more practical. When you can put it directly into practice, learning content is simply better internalized. I look forward to preparing many colorists in the future with the possibilities of the TZQ in the best possible way for their tasks in everyday industry," says Linda Mittelberg, course instructor and group leader spectroscopy at the SKZ.
"The equipment will be further expanded in the coming weeks. Various measuring devices as well as a blown film line will further improve our options. For now, I'm happy to see that the building is filling with life," adds Christoph Kreutz, Group Manager Quality.
Colorist training is part of the future offering at TZQ. In addition, there will be a wide range of courses on quality assurance methods and quality management. Of course, SKZ classics, such as the "Plastics Quality Tester" course, which has been established in the industry for years, will be modernized by the possibilities offered by the TZQ, thus ensuring a sound knowledge of all aspects of quality.
Further information about the courses metrology and quality management