For many years, VITRONIC has engaged in a wide range of development projects with the goal of getting young people excited about technical professions and ensuring the company's future success, both in Germany and globally, through a highly qualified workforce.
Company Tours and Talks at Schools
Schools in Wiesbaden invite engineers to give talks in front of student audiences and tell them about vocational training, job prospects, and the company.
Machine Vision System for vocational School
VITRONIC is supporting vocational school education in Wiesbaden by means of VITRONIC machine vision hardware for detecting components’ positions and inspecting their quality. The system is used in the automation lab of the energy technology and process automation department.
VITRONIC regularly invites students between the ages of 10 and 16 to get a glimpse of a typical workday. They experience machine vision systems up close by performing live speed and 3D body measurements, getting their hands on tools and soldering equipment, and building and testing cameras for parcel companies.
Leonardo School Award
Since the inception of the Leonardo School Award student contest by the Wiesbaden Foundation, VITRONIC has supported the technology category both financially and with its expertise. The contest invites pupils from years 8 to 12 to work on a topic of their own choice as part of an extracurricular group project, often with the support and commitment of their teachers. Such work can include both theoretical discourses and practical elements but must in all events go beyond the normal material taught in schools. The groups and schools with the three best projects will be presented with certificates and generous prize funds at a gala event in the Wiesbaden assembly rooms (Kurhaus). Student teams can compete for the award in eight categories, including technology.
Trade Show Trips
For many years, VITRONIC has helped organize trade show trips for young people nearing their graduation. The first of these trips was initiated by VDMA Robotik + Automation and the Chamber of Industry & Commerce. VITRONIC provides an engineer who accompanies the trip and serves as on-site facilitator. Trade shows visited include the Automatica in Munich and the CeMAT in Hanover.
Robot Construction Kits for schools
Since 2003, schools in Wiesbaden have been using VITRONIC-sponsored robot construction kits. Starting in 5th grade, students learn how to program robots. Schools report that many female students are excited about this program.
VITRONIC offers student internships for technical and business administration professions.
In addition to its commitment described above, VITRONIC supports the junior professional workforce and provides vocational training in technical professions.
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