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MTM-1 Goes Digital: First Learning Modules Prepared for Teaching

8 May 2018
MTM Institute Develops E-Learning Platform for Training

Increasing productivity, continually producing innovations, keeping the technical systems up-to-date all the time – all this is only possible with qualified human resources. However, they are not always available to the necessary degree at the international sites operated by German corporations (including many MTM member companies). Deutsche MTM-Vereinigung e. V. (German MTM Association) has therefore developed a blended learning concept to enable certain training sessions to be completed in the form of e-learning (i. e. online from anywhere in the world) and other parts handled at events requiring participants’ physical presence. MTM-1, for example, is now available as a pure e-learning training program to enable access to MTM-UAS training (with events that people need to attend).

The team centered on Prof. Dr. Peter Kuhlang, who is Head of the MTM Institute and responsible for MTM training in an international context, is currently working on the technical background, the content and the structure of the MTM e-learning program. On the technical side, online registration for all MTM training courses, e-payment systems and linking the platform to the customer relationship management system at Deutsche MTM-Vereinigung e. V. are the major areas of focus. As regards the content, the initial work involves preparing the teaching materials for the learning modules in MTM-1. Special attention is being paid to the international coordination of the new, standard, global training structure and its effects on the training and examination regulations in Germany.

Corporations that use MTM’s blended learning concept benefit from:

  • Shorter training times
    Fewer days when candidates need to be present for training mean that employees are available at the company more frequently. For example: MTM-1 is completed as an e-learning course, MTM-UAS as a course that is attended locally (in-house or at public training courses offered by Deutsche MTM-Vereinigung e. V.).

  • A multi-lingual approach
    The e-learning course is initially available in German, English and Mexican Spanish; other languages are being planned.

  • Internationalization
    Simple access to MTM training courses from sites all over the world.

  • Standards
    The aim of digitalizing the MTM training courses is to offer uniform documents, teaching content, access to training and mainly standard certificates around the globe.

An initial taster of MTM-1 as an e-learning course was available at the MTM Conference in Heilbronn. This “Look&Feel” version will soon be publicly available too so that you can test the teaching elements and refresh your knowledge of MTM-1.

Contact details:
Prof. Dr. Peter Kuhlang, e-mail:


Photo (from left):
Prof. Dr. Peter Kuhlang, Deutsche MTM-Vereinigung e. V., Alexandra Bauer, Daimler AG, Udo Baginski, Robert Bosch AG, at the “Look&Feel” at the 2018 MTM Conference. 

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