1914 - 1918
|No more export-partners|
Octobers 1914: The "Free Guild" achieves and id granted the monploy rights to hold
examinations for apprentices and trainees - election of the first respective examing
November 1914: The first apprentices are released.
January 1915: An obligational and common apprenticeship is agreed upon in time and
1919 - 1922
|All markets open again.|
Rising exports lead to further foundations of workshops and firms.
The guild has extended to 32 member-firms.
1923 - 1925
|Germany has got a new currency running well - but this leads to a sales crisis.|
1926 - 1928
|Years of economic boom.|
The number of the guild-firms and their surgical-mechanical apprentices is growing
1929 - 1932
|Global economic crisis - some firms of our industrial sector are reducing their|
manpower, some are producing other articles and tools.
1933 - 1938
The German guild system is being completely restructured, reorganized and leveled.
1939 - 1944
|Collapse of industrial sectors and of good foreign relations.|
Many specialists of the sector are drafted. Logistics become more and more
difficult in our sector too, with all kinds of materials.
In the 1939 the profession of surgical – mechanics become an official and
acknowledged qualified job. Each apprentice has to keep a workshop
1945 - 1948
Burdening, painful years after the war. French occupational troops and
1949 - 1955
|New beginning of export overseas.|
1956 - 1970
|Lack of specialists – decline of apprentices.|
1964: 50-year-anniversary of our guild.
1969: Our One-year Vocational College For Metallurgical Technology can
be integrated into other vocational colleges on demand.
1971 - 1976
|1974: Handicraft Centre is being finished and the staff move in.|
1976: Our guild becomes a member of the “Handwerkstag Baden
Würtemberg” (Handicraft Association Baden Würtemberg)
1977 - 1983
|1978: opening ceremony of the Vocational College Tuttlingen (“Berufliche|
Bildungsstätte Tuttlingen – BBT”)
1979: the guild lakes a decision in favour of the indreduction of a central
educational system (“Einführung der Überbetrieblichen Ausbildung = Uba)
1980: within the region of the Handicraft Chamber Konstanz, all surgical –
mechanical member firms are obliged to pay a special fee in order to
finance this central educational training.
|From 1984 - 1989|
the vocational profile and the actual educational practice are being
From 1989 on the guild has been offering new educational standards.