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Bosch teaches technical know-how during the lockdown – at online trainings and live webcasts

During the first quarter of the year, online trainings will substitute technical face-to-face trainings lasting several days

  • Bosch service trainings available online for the first quarter of 2021
  • Automotive workshops have a high demand for technical trainings concerning tasks related to high-voltage systems of electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Broad range of live webcasts for compact knowledge transfer
Nico Krespach

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Plochingen – Due to the corona pandemic, no face-to-face trainings can be held at the Bosch Service Training Centers in Plochingen close to Stuttgart, Kassel and Vienna. “To teach workshop employees the know-how they need for the practical and daily work, we offer multiple-day technical online trainings and live webcasts as an alternative,” Mike Püschel said. At Bosch, he is responsible for carrying out the service trainings in Germany and Austria. “Even in difficult times like these, we thus show the workshops: We are there for you!”

The one- to four-day online trainings last as long as the face-to-face trainings would and are accepted as compulsory training days for Bosch Services. As the online trainings are carried out live, the participants also get the chance to personally interact with the trainers. They can, for instance, ask questions or can be addressed directly by the trainers. Besides online trainings on topics such as, for example, high-pressure injection systems, gasoline injection technology and exhaust-gas treatment, the one-day online training on 48-volt systems deals with a topic currently very important for automotive workshops. Due to high government subsidies, last year saw a significant increase in the amount of hybrid and electric vehicles registered. According to Bosch estimations, by 2025, approximately 25 percent of all newly registered vehicles will be hybrid and electric vehicles. The online training dealing with the topic of testing high voltage systems and components teaches the required know-how for tasks related to these vehicles – tasks workshops have to face more and more often. Last year, this training was already in high demand. Therefore, the 48-volt training is now also available as an online training with expanded and updated contents. So far, the online trainings are scheduled until end of March. Whether or not face-to-face trainings can be carried out again as of April depends on the regulations and recommendations issued by the federal and the state governments.

Live webcasts teach basic knowledge online and in a compact manner

Live webcast trainings have also proven their worth. Bosch now once again expanded the range of topics offered and also combined them into so-called webcast weeks. In 60- to 120-minute webcast sessions, the highly qualified trainers of the Bosch Service Training Centers teach workshop employees connected online. The topics are taught live and in a compact manner. There is, for instance, a practical demonstration on Euro5/6 PassThru reprogramming concerning control units of vehicles of different makes. Professional use of Bosch Esitronic Web workshop software is taught at three consecutive live webcasts. The practical webcast trainings are complemented by integrated videos. Moreover, the chat function allows the participants to ask questions the trainers can then respond right away and live. Live webcasts are thus considered a usefull complement for Bosch face-to-face trainings. Especially in times of contact restrictions, they provide workshops with an economical training alternative on up-to-date topics.

All online trainings to be found at

To take part in the online or live webcast trainings, the participants only need a computer with screen, a laptop, a tablet computer or even a smartphone and a stable internet connection. Workshops in Germany and Austria will find the complete 2021 range of trainings offered by Bosch Service Training Centers – including the latest online-offers – at the online platform on The platform can also be used to book trainings and schedule, plan and manage the education and training of workshop employees.

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with modern diagnostic and repair-shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket-specific products and services developed and manufactured in-house. About 13,000 associates in more than 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training courses, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair shops, with some 15,000 workshops, and more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 421,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). The company generated sales of 88.2 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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