Exploring apprenticeship opportunities

Mahlo takes part in Apprenticeship Day of Kelheim District

Where can you see best what a certain vocational training includes? Of course right at the companies! So in order to give students a chance to explore the working world, the district administration Kelheim has organized an apprenticeship day. Choosing one of the routes divided according to sectors, the young people went from company to company to get information on site. Of course, Mahlo also warmly welcomed the visitors!

At 9 o’clock exactly the bus with 33 students from grades 8 to 10 and different school types parked in front of the Mahlo main entrance. “That so many people choose to participate despite of an off day at school makes us very happy. It shows the importance of apprenticeship”, says Andreas Beil who is responsible for the industrial training. Together with his colleagues Eva-Maria Markl from the commercial sector as well as IT specialist Manfred Tschauder and Dominic Frank from Engineering, he organized a varied program. After a short company presentation, the students got glimpses of the Mahlo working world at four different booths.

What the tasks of an electronics technician or a mechatronics engineer include, that showed Mahlo trainees Thomas and Stefan vividly with the help of two system simulations. At the Metal booth, the teenagers could follow the different work steps that are necessary until a part has its desired shape. As an example, the Mahlo team had prepared bottle openers in advance that the visitors were allowed to take home.
How a “real” part is designed in the first place was shown by future product designer Anna, while one could get a short introduction to programming at the IT booth. Together with the industrial clerk trainees the students worked out a machine’s journey from customer inquiry to delivery.

The concept of Apprenticeship day convinced the people at Mahlo. “We hope that we were able to thrill one or the other with our jobs”, says Markl. “Who knows, maybe we have already met some future Mahlo apprentices today.”

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