MEYER WERFT concludes cooperation agreement with schools

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Signing the cooperation agreement with regional schools

450 youngsters at the Training Evening

MEYER WERFT signed a cooperation agreement with six schools in the region. The aim of the agreement is to enhance the voca-tional guidance and orientation for the pupils. The agreement further intensifies the close cooperation between the shipyard and the regional schools, which has already been ongoing for decades. With the new cooperation, MEYER WERFT will for example be offering guided tours of the shipyard and internships to give pupils an even better insight into everyday working life. The schools for their part will be adopting a more hands-on, practical approach in their lessons.

Furthermore, MEYER WERFT will be working together with the schools on projects to make the pupils more interested in the working world. The agreement makes a contri-bution towards training qualified workers and keeping them in the region. The following schools signed the new cooperation agreement at the shipyard yesterday: Weener High School, Bunde High School, Heinrich von Kleist High School Papenburg, Heinrich Middendorf High School Aschendorf, Carl Goerdeler School Jemgum and Michael School Papenburg. Further talks are already in progress with other schools in the region interested in joining in this cooperation.

During the subsequent Training Evening, around 450 youngsters used the opportunity to find out about training possibilities at MEYER WERFT. The event was attended by boys and girls from grade 8 and up who are interested in vocational training with the company. After words of welcome from the personnel and training management, some of the company's current trainees and apprentices gave an introduction to the trades and vocations that can be learnt here together with possible sandwich course degree programmes, in the trainee workshops. Among others, the youngsters were able to have a go at drilling and milling to make an aluminium ship as a key ring, as well as bending and soldering copper wire to make a sailing boat.