What is this mile about and what do our apprentices learn from it?
Every second year we are organizing the “Practice mile” for our apprentices. It is 3 times a 2 days training with an external trainer from the Time Out Academy. The core subjects in this training are team spirit, communication, strengthening of self-confidence, how to handle conflicts, entrepreneurial thinking and solution orientation. All these topics will be practiced with different exercises such as video analysis, role plays and explanations to get a better understanding.
They should get a deeper understanding how teams work and how careful you need to be in your communication that people understand you in the right way. To improve their self-image, a video analysis is made during their individual presentations. Afterwards the strengths and weaknesses are identified, and constructive feedback is given by the others.
Our apprentices really appreciate this training, because it increases their motivation and they can take a lot of it with them.