emobility – training
Focusing on eMobility
Modern types of training, analyses and testing in one place
new eTC technology centre has been set up in Hall M6 in cooperation with several production departments that use it for eMobility training and education, to test the quality of manufactured batteries and cars and as a laboratory to analyse battery systems.
The centre’s primary purpose is to train newly hired staff or improve the skills of existing staff. To date, 70 employees have been trained here. The training modules focus on individual component production areas (e.g. PHEV batteries, motor, gearbox and quality). The training for one module always takes place over two days and has a daily capacity of up to 24 employees. Thanks to virtual training, the centre also makes it possible to train personnel to operate Kuka, Fanuc and ABB robots, which are used in the production of electric cars. This course has three parts: basic robot control, gripping and handling parts and simulating a real workplace.
Battery systems analyses
This PKM Component Production workplace focuses primarily on manually simulating individual e-test steps, which are carried out at production line testing stations to reveal the shortcomings of purchased parts. Furthermore, there is a test of the cooling circuit tightness and of the battery as a whole, where the detection of possible leaks reveals unsuitable or damaged parts. The batteries are broken up into smaller sets that are easier to analyse.
At the quality management workplace of the GQH – QS Components department, audit tests and stress tests of high-voltage batteries are performed, battery systems components in pre-series phases are analysed in detail, battery systems parameters (including their components) are evaluated after long-term driving tests, and climatic chamber tests are also performed here. The results of these tests are used to release high-voltage batteries installation methods for series production. Last but not least, complaints from the service network are analysed in detail at the quality workplace. ED
WHICH NEW CLASSES FOCUS ON RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT eMOBILITY AMONG EMPLOYEES?
he ŠKODA Academy launched specialised electromobility training in 2011 and subsequently renewed it in 2016. Most of the original training focused on work related to developing and producing cars. Thus, in cooperation with the GGE – eMobility Infrastructure department, new programmes were created for employees from departments that are not directly involved in production. These include, among others, training on electric drives and traction batteries. The Skype overview training entitled “The future is electric” in June was also very successful, and it will be repeated in the second half of the year and next year. These courses are intended for all employees. You can sign in for an educational event on ŠKODA Space via the App (orig.: “Přihláška na vzdělávací akci”) or contact course guarantor Stanislav Hackl (SEA/2–Technical Training and Subsidiaries department) via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinars with experts
If you are looking for an easily accessible yet specialised way to learn more about eMobility, try your favourite webinars. In addition to external lecturers, internal experts also take part. “The carmaker has numerous experts on many topics, and one of the tasks of the ŠKODA Academy is to pass its unique knowledge onto other employees. At the same time, the lectures contribute to the experts’ personal development”, highlights Pavla Kavuloková from the SE/33 – Specialist Courses and Internationalisation department. The webinars are usually recorded and stored in the media library, which is part of the eDoceo internal e-learning system. Therefore, you can play them whenever you have time and are in the mood.
You can also learn about electromobility through the new Learning Journey courses, which enable participants to visit operations where electric cars are made and can learn more about advanced technologies, automation and digitisation. This educational format will tell them how the OCTAVIA’s plug-in hybrid traction batteries or the ENYAQ’s batteries are made. This year, managers are going on these internal “learning journeys” in the M6 and M13 production halls; other employees will be given the opportunity next year. ED