“Creative Minds” Inventors Competition
The “Creative Minds” initiative offers students from the region the opportunity to implement innovative ideas in the fields of science, technology, computer science, or mathematics with corporate support. The ideas will be selected by a jury and then implemented by the students within three months. In addition to materials and technical equipment, the companies provide experts, who support the students in realising their projects. Following the implementation phase, the young inventors present their findings, and the jury selects a winner, who will be awarded at a ceremony. For BARTEC, this competition is a great way to support students in the region. In light of the current situation, we feel that promoting this young talent is integral in ensuring the viability of Germany as a centre for technology as well as increasing the attractiveness of the region in terms of employment opportunities.
Prize of the Förderkreis der Wirtschaftsjunioren (Society for the promotion of business juniors)
Each year, the society awards a four-week internship to three outstanding graduates of economic schools in Bad Mergentheim, Tauberbischofsheim and Wertheim. BARTEC has supported this initiative for many years. Only knowing the theory is not enough. The internship should enable deeper insights into the company so that the graduate can gain practical knowledge whereas it is important that the interns are fully integrated. We therefore try to accommodate the winners with families so that they can become better acquainted with the region and its people.
Girls’ Day aims to inspire female students to pursue technical professions in which only a maximum of 40 percent of women work or study towards. Many young woman can be found in some of these professions. However, there is still a lot of progress to be made in others. With BARTEC, the girls experience a taste of the exciting world of explosion protection. In addition to a factory tour, they get to know the machines and can even gain hands-on experience in the training workshop. Girls’ Day is very popular with students as well as with the participants from BARTEC. Some students even participate in Girls’ Day for several years, thereby gaining interesting insight into the various departments at BARTEC.
Every year, our trainees support the Bad Mergentheim Children’s City. For two weeks, the children live in their own city in which they work, earn “pebbles” as a salary, and make adult decisions. During the summer holiday programme, on the school grounds, children between the ages of 7 and 13 act as citizens of a city and assume various roles. The children can “work” in approximately 50 different professions. BARTEC is proud to support this project because it helps the children to become familiar with the cycle of work, money, and consumption in their own city, test their abilities, and grow at their tasks. And our trainees have fun participating in the various activities with the children.