There was a time when the lack of professional qualification could cost you your life – at least if you earned a living as a steam boiler attendant at the end of the 19th century. Steam boiler technology was an engine of economic advancement in its time, but also represented a considerable risk to life and limb. Severe steam boiler explosions were the order of the day at the beginning of the First Industrial Revolution.
Only with the founding of the steam boiler inspection association, called the Dampfkesselüberwachungsverein (DÜV) and later TÜV Rheinland – these accidents became much less frequent – because experts regularly inspected the technical condition of steam boilers and in turn trained others in the proper maintenance and operation of steam boilers.
Providing up-to-date competencies was not only the key to safer work 140 years ago, but also to prosperity and personal outlooks. We were already pioneers in the area of training professional expertise at the end of the 19th century.
Today, it’s no longer the steam boiler that defines our skills. Instead, IT and digitalization are applying a lot of pressure for change in business, society and in every individual.
The number of Internet-connected devices is multiplying faster than the world’s population, even today more things than people are networked to one another. The Internet of Things, networked driving or Industry 4.0 are the ways of expressing this dynamic shift.
It is already clear that many of today’s students will later take jobs that don’t even exist yet. From the Internet of things, automation and AI systems, roles will arise that demand completely different skills and competencies than we can imagine today.
Who will handle this technological development? Technical professionals who are able to actively shape our future, to competently control and safeguard it, are sought after today like never before.
TÜV Rheinland has been dealing with the safety of people, technology and the environment for over 140 years. As a testing service provider, it is our mission to facilitate progress and protect humans and the environment from the negative impacts of technology.
These technical competencies and qualifications we impart – as holistic and forward-looking training provider - are motivated and driven by this conviction: As automation and artificial intelligence grow, we need experts to design, manage, define and safeguard these technologies and their impacts. TÜV Rheinland Academy is the leading competency companion for excellence in technical qualification.
We have extensive experience in continuous enhancement of technical competencies in organizations, teams and in individuals – through targeted qualification and systematic competency management. We orient our offerings toward current needs, customized to the dynamic challenges of today and tomorrow, with a finger on the pulse of the market, to be able to offer just-in-time custom solutions.
Benefit from our experience as well as our comprehensive sector know-how, executed with German quality, global reputation and local proximity around the globe.
Safeguard your competitive advantage with us – through the independent proof of qualification and internationally-recognized certification programs and standards of TÜV Rheinland.