It's Back To School For Aspiring Female EngineersS

[Berlin, September 1: Mechanical engineering trainees get comfortable in the workshop while they learn the tools of their trade. Image via Getty.]

Approximately 320 trainees are beginning this year's program at the Siemens training center, which is a dual program that offers a Bachelor's degree as well as hands-on work training. Though a Siemens spokesman said the company has sufficient trainees this year, demographic change is making it harder for many German companies to find enough new young trainees to meet the needs of the industry-based German economy.