Grupo Antolin partners with ITCL to train its new electronic engineers

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 11 Oct 2020


Grupo Antolin, one of the largest players in the car interiors market internationally and No. 1 worldwide supplier of headliner substrates, has launched an innovative dual training program that was created with the aim of attracting and developing young talent as well as training highly qualified professionals in automotive electronics.

To carry out this program, the Spanish company has entered into a partnership with the Technological Institute of Castilla y Leon (ITCL). The company wants to have the best professionals to lead, from the vehicle interior, the transformation that the automotive industry is experiencing with the new sustainable mobility.

This September, the company has started the pilot edition of the Dual Training Program in Automotive Electronics in which seven young engineers are participating. They have been hired to be part of the new Electronic Systems Business Unit team. The engineers will now begin a stage in which they will work at Antolin during the mornings, joining projects and multidisciplinary teams at an international level. In the afternoons, they will receive classes from ITCL teachers and company professionals.

The training classes will be held at the facilities of the Instituto Tecnologico de Castilla y Leon (Burgos, Spain). The students will receive a complete and very practical education to learn the essential knowledge for the design of electronic components and their application to the car interior. They will learn how electronic projects are managed and how both hardware and software are designed. In addition, they will also be taught the regulations and given the necessary tools to generate high quality products adapted to the requirements of the automotive market.

The classes will be given applying all the prevention measures against COVID-19 with the aim of guaranteeing the safety of all the students.

Grupo Antolin is hiring professionals specialised in electronics to work on the new integrated projects with more content in electronics within its strategy to consolidate itself as a global supplier of technological solutions for the automotive interior. In this way, Grupo Antolin continues to support the development and attraction of talent in the automotive industry. The Electronic Systems Business Unit will initially have a team of just over 100 specialised engineers, half of whom have joined the company in recent months or will do so soon.

In order to take advantage of the business potential of the new mobility, Grupo Antolin is developing more advanced systems that offer new functionalities incorporating more technology, electronics, decorative and lighting solutions.

Within its education programs for talent promotion, Grupo Antolin is focused on the development of dual training, which combines solid theory training with practical experience within the company. In 2019, the company launched the Dual Master in Industrial Processes Management in partnership with the University of Burgos. It also has dual programs in both Germany and Spain, where Grupo Antolin’s Dual Trade School is located.

With this important partnership, ITCL remains committed to highly specialized training based on one of its main lines of research in Advanced Electronic Design and Artificial Intelligence. ITCL Technology Center has other advanced training programs, as well as technical workshops in six fields: Industrial Facilities, Industrial Maintenance, Automation, Logistics, Production and People Development. It is a combination of online and face-to-face training that helps industrial professionals to be trained in the technologies of Industry 4.0