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AP&S Academy opens its doors

Future operators of wet process equipment from AP&S in Donaueschingen receive customized training at the AP&S Academy. This provides them with individual, hands-on training for the use of the equipment, which is used for the production of microelectronic chips.

Steffen Hölderle (Head of Service) and André Menge (Senior Service & Training) were proudly presented with the key to the AP&S Academy. Managing Director Tobias Drixler (COO) sees the training center as a platform for preparing both new employees and customers individually and specifically for the respective uses of the machines. The interest in such training offers has increased enormously due to the current shortage of skilled workers and the need to adequately instruct and thus qualify even non-specialist personnel in the world of chemical wet process technology.

"We have been successfully conducting training courses at customers' on-site semiconductor factories for a long time. In recent years, however, demand here has grown significantly. There have also been increasing calls from customers for a central training center for wet process technology, so as not to interfere with running production facilities for training purposes. This coincided with our strategy for founding the AP&S Academy," explains COO and initiator of the AP&S Academy Tobias Drixler.

Four training modules, which can be attended consecutively, are offered by the company's employees, who have both the knowledge of the semiconductor industry and the pedagogical skills. Already now only a few possible dates are still available for the coming months. With interest one can inform under the following E-Mail address about the possibilities.

Starting with the "Operator Training", which teaches basic safety instructions and the operation of the systems, the next module "Basic Maintenance Training" provides instruction in the general structure of the machine and the process modules, the functions of the handling systems with practical exercises on the plant.

After the knowledge gained in Module 2, Module 3 "Advanced Maintenance Training" provides an overview of the sensible measures for maintenance, the control of robots via the HMI and troubleshooting in a simulated process. This will be deepened in the final module "System Expert Training", so that the training participant will be an expert user of wet process systems and will be confident and efficient in the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and optimization of the application.

Already now there are only a few possible dates left for the coming months. If you are interested, please contact the following e-mail address for more information.