Girls'Day is a German nationwide, annual event for schoolgirls. Ever since the start of this project in 2001, more than 1.8 million girls have already participated in this career orientation day. The aim of this action day is to motivate girls and women in particular to take up technical occupations in order to contribute to increasing the proportion of female employees in so-called "male occupations", and thus to reduce the emerging shortage of skilled staff in industry.
For the first time this year, the esmo group of companies took part in this project day as well:
Girls'Day@esmo – industrial technician/mechatronics technician for one day
True to its mission statement "be in motion", the esmo group of companies consistently focuses on dynamics, strategy, motion, and progress, and offers young people attractive training and career opportunities in professions and job sectors with great future prospects.
On 28 March 2019, personnel officer Ursula Danner, training supervisors Florian Zoßeder and Georg Fischbacher as well as trainees Johanna Breitrainer (industrial technician) and Andreas Veith (mechatronics technician) warmly welcomed the four 8th grade high school students of the Ludwig-Thoma-Gymnasium (high school) in Prien, Germany – Carla, Michelle, Mia and Sophie – to the esmo group headquarters in Rosenheim, Germany.
After a traditional Bavarian buttered pretzel breakfast, the four high school students had the opportunity to take a look at the occupational fields of industrial mechanics and mechatronics:
So they were able to familiarize themselves with various crafts activities and skills (filing, line marking, graining etc.) and also with some electrotechnical activities and skills (soldering, wiring, assembling etc.), and to learn all kinds of interesting and informative things, in theory and practice, about conventional mechanical manufacturing processes (milling, turning, drilling etc.) as well as about computer-controlled mechanical manufacturing processes (CNC milling, CNC turning).
As a perfect theory-practice transfer, so to speak, Carla, Michelle, Mia, and Sophie were given the opportunity to craft rings and picture frames (which will later be complemented by the group picture in memory of Girls'Day@esmo), with the esmo trainees right by their sides, providing advice and support.
After lunch in a cheerful atmosphere, together with the all other esmo group trainees, the esmo team bade farewell to the four high school students.
We are really pleased about this successful day and the lively interest in the technical professions presented as well as our company.