WEICHAI GROUP (CHINA)
WEICHAI POWER – LEADERS OF TOMORROW
Imagine travelling to the other side of the world to study modern management techniques combined with state-of-the-art production technology for a whole semester. That’s what Weichai’s future decision makers are doing since 2017.
Weichai Power, a Chinese corporation with more than 42.000 employees and specialized in research and development, manufacturing and sale of diesel engines, sends employees to Jacobs University for tailormade, four-month executive education programs of knowledge transfer combined with international experiences and practical company visits and exchanges to advance their personal careers.
The participants are mainly living and studying on the international campus of Jacobs University Bremen to be trained in several fields, such as project management, supply chain management, digitalization, Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing, etc. A high emphasis is laid on practical learning. The participants experience the attained knowledge during site visits to well-known global industry players from Germany, each market leaders in different automotive sectors as well as leading companies in industrial production and digitalization.
Furthermore, the participants join and shadow their German colleagues from companies such as Linde Hydraulics or KION in which Weichai Power holds stakes. The program has been running successfully with several batches since 2017 and more than 60 participants graduating the program so far.