His course instructor at the Adult Education Centre assisted Ahmad Sabsabi with his application to Michelin Reifenwerke AG & Co. KGaA in Bad Kreuznach. After an interview on site, he was able to complete a three-week internship in the company’s training workshop. That was about four years ago.
When the trainer asked him, at the end of his internship, what he wanted to do next, the answer was clear: he wanted to do a vocational training course. After he had passed an aptitude test, Ahmad Sabsabi was able to sign his training contract.
During the training, he improved his language skills. “Right from the start, I spoke German within the company and learned the technical terms in particular. That was the most difficult thing,” he says. Ahmad Sabsabi completed his vocational training to become an industrial mechanic in three years because of his very good performance – it is supposed to take half a year longer than that. His next goal: to study mechanical engineering. The company supported him here too and offered to act as the industry partner during a dual study programme at Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences. “Because of my performance record, it was quite easy to get a place on a course.”