Focus on engineering studies

Several Bocholt companies take part in the "8th Dual Orientation Internship in Technology".

OLBRICH training manager Annette Wilms (from left) and Birte Mönnig from St.-Georg-Gymnasium as well as the dual student Frederike Schlütter find that technical professions are also something for women.

Bocholter-Borkener-Volksblatt reports.

Bocholt (tt) 25 high school students from Bocholt, Borken, Ahaus and Duisburg received certificates for their participation in the "Dual Orientation Internship Technology". "You spent your winter holidays and now another week during school time informing yourself first hand about engineering studies," Jürgen Paschold praised the committed students. Paschold is an association engineer and organizes the practical course of the entrepreneur federation. The first January week spent the pupils of different grammar schools and vocational colleges at the Westphalian university and a further week in one of twelve participating enterprises.

Companies from Bocholt such as Gigaset took part in the practical study week. Here, two students were deployed in the areas of IT and software according to their wishes. The company Olbrich employs up to 20 dual students. "We are hiring six new students for the new training year. Through the dual orientation internship, we want to make our engineering professions better known," said training manager Annette Wilms.

At Olbrich, girls in technical professions are very welcome. Birte Mönnig, a 16-year-old student at St.-Georg-Gymnasium, was one of two orientation interns at Olbrich. "The practical course was very helpful, in order to imagine the expiration and contents of a technical study. It was particularly exciting to draw components on the computer using a CAD program, to assemble them and to see a finished helicopter on the screen at the end," she said looking back.

The "Dual Orientation Internship" has now taken place for the eighth time in Bocholt.

Photo: 'Unternehmerverband'

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