In 2009 everything has started with the contract signing of the then-managing directors Nikolaus Gräf (Dunkermotoren GmbH) and Stefan Forster (Hectronic GmbH) – the HeDu apprenticeship cooperation. This was heavily encouraged of both companies within the last years, and are also with the HeDu apprenticeship days an essential part for the location Bonndorf in the Black Forest. The HeDu apprenticeship cooperation enables apprentices and students to complete their apprenticeship in two companies. Every company trains the apprentices and students in their core competence – Hectronic - electronic, Dunkermotoren - mechanics. This increases enormously the attractiveness of the apprenticeship.
Now, this apprenticeship concept was priced with the IHK educational award 2018 for the first time on a federal level. In the category medium-sized and large companies Dunkermotoren and Hectronic won through more than 100 other companies. Every finalist presented itself in a short video to a 400-headed jury existing of the IHK honorary office. Afterwards the audience jury decided about the winner of each category via TED procedure. The price money of 6.000€ will be donated to a non-profit organization. The managing directors Uwe Lorenz (Dunkermotoren GmbH), Stefan Forster (Hectronic GmbH) as well as the training supervisors of the companies Nina Zoller, Andreas Koliska (both Dunkermotoren GmbH) and Alexander Ebi (Hectronic GmbH) were obviously proud of the award and the thereby appreciated work.