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E-learning for warp knitters

Programme developed by an international team of warp knitting specialists.

15th August 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Obertshausen, Germany


At its three academies in Germany, China and India, the Karl Mayer Group offers training courses for customers in warp knitting worldwide. 

From the early 1960s, textile technicians were taught knitting know-how at the headquarters in Obertshausen, Germany and today a wide range of courses is available to customers from all over the world. The company’s centre in Obertshausen is now the first academy to take the next step and offer an online portal for learning.

The company’s Learning Management System (LMS) can be used with immediate effect. After registering, it is possible to book a place here for training at the academy or a webinar on various topics. There is also another new feature – the first in-house e-learning that can be started directly from the portal. The Introduction to Warp Knitting module provides a theoretical introduction to machines, lappings and production calculations.

The use of different media makes the training varied and helps different types of learners to acquire knowledge.

“The programme was developed by an international team of learning and warp knitting specialists,” explains Sophia Krinner, of the Obertshausen academy. “It gives learners the opportunity to absorb knowledge at their own pace, when and where they want. If desired, a purely practical training course can be booked afterwards to deepen and expand basic knowledge. Never before has the transfer of knowledge been more efficient.

“We know that our customers can’t afford to keep their employees out of the company for long periods of time, jeopardizing production processes. Our e-learning means that good skilled workers are less likely to be absent from day-to-day operations. They can also learn the practice in a shorter visit than in our previous course models,”

The new e-learning will initially be available in English and will be expanded to include other languages in the coming months. In addition to digital and analog basic courses, the academy in Obertshausen also offers advanced courses on various topics. Here, tricot, raschel and double raschel machines as well as textile analysis courses are standard.

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