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APPRENTICES AT SIEMENS STROMBERG-CARLSON GO BACK TO SCHOOL; ELECTRONIC APPRENTICES SCORE HIGHEST MARKS WORLDWIDE ON FIRST-YEAR FINALS

 LAKE MARY, Fla., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Stromberg-Carlson's electronics apprentices will be among the rest of the nation's students heading back to school this month. And with the highest marks of all Siemens apprentices worldwide on their first-year final exams, the apprentices who helped launch the program last year will now progress to on-the-job training at Siemens Stromberg-Carlson's Lake Mary manufacturing facility. They will also continue their schooling at Seminole Community College.
 As the program expands, 20 new college-level students will enter apprenticeship training today to learn their trade in a program based on the German Dual System which joins classroom theory with practical vocational training. Apprenticeship programs are currently receiving widespread national attention as the Clinton administration calls for an apprenticeship initiative in all 50 states. The 2 1/2 year Electronics Technician Apprenticeship Program (ETAP), conducted in conjunction with Seminole Community College, combines academic training at the college with hands-on training at the Siemens Stromberg-Carlson Apprenticeship Training Center. Upon completion of the program, apprentices will receive an A.S. degree in Telecommunications Engineering Technology and will be certified Siemens Electronics Technicians. Siemens Stromberg- Carlson pays for the students' tuition and books, and a stipend for the time spent training.
 ETAP apprentices spend approximately half of their 40-hour week in classes at Seminole Community College. The balance of their time is spent at the Apprenticeship Training Center, a custom laboratory where students receive practical training from a meister -- a German expert who is teaching them the skills they need to be telecommunications technicians.
 Last year, the apprenticeship program also included 20 pre- apprentices or high school students enrolled in technical preparation courses at Lyman and Oviedo High Schools. This year an additional 20 high school students will be enrolled in the program bringing the total number of apprentices and pre-apprentices to 80.
 "Siemens has 100 years experience in apprenticeship training," said Anton Hasholzner, president and chief executive officer of Siemens Stromberg-Carlson. "And we believe that apprenticeship programs offer benefits for industry, education and the community. Siemens Stromberg- Carlson gains the best-trained electronics technicians in the country, and there are opportunities for our local youths to learn a trade and build a career in the dynamic field of telecommunications."
 Siemens Stromberg-Carlson is a leading supplier of advanced telecommunications switching equipment to the Bell Operating Companies, independent telephone companies and interexchange carriers. The company designs, develops and manufactures digital central office switching systems, broadband switching systems, packet switching systems and transmission equipment. Based in Boca Raton, the company is part of the Siemens U.S. group of companies which had combined sales of $4.9 billion in fiscal year 91/92 with 47,000 employees at over 400 sales and service locations in 70 manufacturing, assembly and engineering locations.
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 /CONTACT: Roger Hall, 407-955-6706, or Robert Bartolotta, 407-994-7433, both of Siemens Stromberg-Carlson/


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