Hard Times for WBZU

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Rolf Schäfer, © Handwerkskammer Ulm

These are indeed trying times for the Education and Training Center for Innovative Energy Technologies, or WBZU, in Ulm, Germany. The institute, which had become part of the local chamber of industry and commerce in January 2014 (see HZwei issue from April 2014), had seen a steadily declining interest in its educational offerings in the months before the end of last year, evidenced by a much lower number of seminars held during that period. Subsequently, Sirko Nell – formerly, managing director of the institute – left the Weiterbildungszentrum Ulm (WBZU) prior to the beginning of 2017.

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