Lifelong learning

Vocational and further training at Ford involves a long and decent tradition. Since the foundation of the Ford Aus- und Weiterbildung e.V. in 1993, the company locally implements the educational programs for its employees, at its suppliers as well as for its external clients.

Our aim is to offer an ideal educational proposition. We further provide demand-oriented consultancy and effective coaching for your employees and your company.

The FAW is responsible for a vocational training at the Ford-Werke as well as its Joint Ventures in Cologne and Saarlouis.

With our business divisions

  • Vocational training
  • Training, Consulting and Coaching

we can fastly adapt to the demans of our different target groups. In this way, a high quality standard can be guarenteed — since march 1997 the FAW is ISO 9001 certified.

In addition, we are an authorized institution for the support of  further vocational training according to§10 AZAV.

Executive board

  • Rainer Ludwig
    Chairman Executive board
    Director Human Resources
    Ford-Werke GmbH
  • Martin Hennig
    Representative Chairman Executive board
    Chairman Works Council
    Ford-Werke GmbH
  • Volker Theißen
    Managing Director Executive Board
    Manager Learning & Development Ford of Europe
  • Benjamin Gruschka
    Member Executive Board
    Works Council Rep.
    Ford-Werke GmbH and GETRAG FORD Transmissions GmbH


  • Ford-Werke GmbH, Köln
  • Ford Bank, Köln
  • Ford Versorgungs- und Unterstützungseinrichtung e.V., Köln
  • GETRAG FORD Transmissions GmbH, Köln
  • Cotarko GmbH, Köln

Business divisions

  • Vocational training
  • Training & consulting
  • Finance

Facts and figures

  • Foundation: 1. Juli 1993
  • Employees
    Vocational education: 91
    Training and consulting: 24
    Finance: 5


  • Cologne, Geestemünder Str. 36-38, 50735 Cologne
  • Saarlouis, Henry-Ford Straße, 66740 Saarlouis
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