First MATSEs Complete their Training
At the end of August 2010, the first final examination in the new MATSE vocational training programme (mathematical technical software developer) was held at Forschungszentrum Jülich. This training course was established in 2007 and replaced the former MaTA programme (mathematical technical assistant). All 30 MATSE trainees passed their exams successfully. Ten of them managed to get the overall grade of 1, i.e. "very good". An outstanding result was achieved by Carsten Karbach (JSC): he scored the maximum number of points in all four parts of the examination.
All MATSE trainees from Forschungszentrum Jülich are, at the same time, enrolled in the bachelor's course in Scientific Programming at Aachen University of Applied Science (FH Aachen). By mid September 2010, three quarters of the students will have additionally graduated with a bachelor's degree, thus finishing their course in the prescribed time.
(Contact: Prof. Paul Jansen, ext. 6430)
from JSC News No. 188, September 2010