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Fachkaufmann der Handwerkswirtschaft (HWK)

English translation: (Senior) Commercial Clerk in the Skilled Trades Sector

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German term or phrase:Fachkaufmann der Handwerkswirtschaft (HWK)
English translation:(Senior) Commercial Clerk in the Skilled Trades Sector
Entered by: meganchapelas
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19:39 Feb 14, 2007
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Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
German term or phrase: Fachkaufmann der Handwerkswirtschaft (HWK)
Translating a certificate for a master mason:

"NN hat die Prüfung zum Fachkaufmann (HWK) bestanden"

And in his CV: "Fortbildung zum Fachkaufmann der Handwerkswirtschaft"

The usual suspects haven't helped me much. I liked the idea of 'proficiency certificate in ...' given in some of the forums. But I'm drawing a blank with 'Handwerkswirtschaft'.

Maybe "Proficiency Certificate in the Skilled Trades Sector"? (don't like business economist)

Thanks in advance!
meganchapelas
Local time: 13:43
(Senior) Commercial Clerk in the Skilled Trades Sector
Explanation:
A Fachkaufmann is someone who has completed an kaufmaennische/commercial Ausbildung/apprenticeship and is thus a commercial clerk or possibly a senior commercial clerk, if there is only a differentiation between "senior" and "junior". Senior would certainly sound better on his cv!

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Note added at 18 hrs (2007-02-15 14:04:32 GMT)
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You might also say "NN successfully completed a commercial apprenticeship in the skilled trades sector".
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Tim Jenkins
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:43
Grading comment
Thanks! That seems to be what I was looking for.
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(Senior) Commercial Clerk in the Skilled Trades Sector


Explanation:
A Fachkaufmann is someone who has completed an kaufmaennische/commercial Ausbildung/apprenticeship and is thus a commercial clerk or possibly a senior commercial clerk, if there is only a differentiation between "senior" and "junior". Senior would certainly sound better on his cv!

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Note added at 18 hrs (2007-02-15 14:04:32 GMT)
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You might also say "NN successfully completed a commercial apprenticeship in the skilled trades sector".

Tim Jenkins
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:43
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Grading comment
Thanks! That seems to be what I was looking for.
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