GIRLS’ DAY 2019 AT THE R+S GROUP: EXCITING INSIGHTS INTO THE WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY
Working in the skilled manual trades is not just for men! This was demonstrated by twelve girls at the nationwide Future Day on Thursday at the Fulda branch of R+S Group AG. “We are more than just electricians. Our tasks are varied, demanding and sometimes highly complex – at the end of the day our employees see what they have achieved. This often fills our young colleagues, in particular, with pride,” says Edgar Mihm. Mihm, a commercial employee in the training department, organised Girls’ Day 2019 along with colleague Anna Weber.
First there was a brief introduction to the R+S world and a presentation of individual training-led careers, including electronics technician for energy and building technology, electronics technician for information and telecommunications technology and plant mechanic for sanitary, heating and air-conditioning technology. Then it was time to visit the training workshop, to do some practical work and get hands-on experience. The schoolgirls used simple components to create small, battery-operated lamps and bent hearts from copper tubes. “That was a real challenge that everyone mastered well,” said Mihm after the special four-hour event.
Girls’ Day once again impressively demonstrated how exciting and varied technical professions can be. For the R+S Group, the Future Day is an important tool for getting young people excited from an early age about skilled manual trades with good prospects for the future.