Who always does what he is already able to do, always remains what he already is.
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Welcome to Ford Aus- und Weiterbildung e.V.

Ford Aus- und Weiterbildung e.V. is responsible for an established professional education at the Ford Werke GmbH and its Joint Ventures in Cologne. Furthermore, the FAW offers a lot of training possibilities, a demand-oriented consultancy and an effective coaching for your company.

You’re right here, if you

  • strive for a technical, industrial or commercial vocational education
  • want to enhance your company with our help
  • work for Ford (as supplier or employee) and want to make use of our training and consultancy offers for your own education
  • search for a part-time qualification as industry master or a part-time academic study program

Skilled worker

Today’s standards of production are efficient, but only a location determination and a snapshot. For constant improvements and innovations, we need competencies. Our employees, especially the ones who get hired by the FAW, make the difference and create the basis for a global competitive production.

Karl Anton
former Director Manufacturing, Vehicle Operation Europe, Ford-Werke GmbH

Entrance qualification

The EQ-year has helped me to become more independent and self-confident. Without this program, I wouldn’t have felt confident to start the apprenticeship.

Sinem Altin
EQ, Ford Aus- und Weiterbildung e.V.

Process consultants ensure sustainability

At a workshop for the whole leading team, we took on much to improve our communication and cooperation – without the competent organizational consultants, we wouldn’t have got that far. In the end, the process consultants ensured the achievement of our goals.

Klaus Pobanz
Supervisor Manufacturing Spare Parts, Ford-Werke GmbH

Local efficient support

The process consultant supports me as well as the whole organization through professional consultation and supervision in an extensive phase of restructuring.

Oliver Färber
Plant Manager Cologne Engine Plant, Ford-Werke GmbH


The process consultant was very helpful for our organization and for me personally. Especially communicative processes have been strengthened, our management team was supported in a common reorientation and I received interesting inspirations for my work as well as leadership competencies. The suggestion to consider different perspectives helped me to be able to review challenges and to solidify or adapt my decisions. Particularly with regard to strategic questions I will contact the process consultants again.

Roland Wendschoff
former General Manager, Depot Operations, FCSD

Improvement of the presence by motivation and vision

The motivation and the competence of the process consultant is impressive and decisive for the acceptance and the success. The coordination of the working groups and the supervision of the panels is very professional.

Wilfried Okfen
HR Manager Cologne