Girls’ Day at BARTEC
On 27 March 2014, six female students aged ten to fourteen visited BARTEC to spend the day at the Bad Mergentheim production site as part of Girls’ Day. Girls’ Future Day is meant to inspire female students toward technical professions, in which a maximum of 40 percent of women receive an education or work. Already now many young women can be found in some of these occupations, however in other professional fields work still needs to be done. In a BARTEC facilities tour the girls received insight into the company’s various departments. Afterwards it was time for the six girls to enter the training workshop, where they got to know the machines and were allowed, together with Wilhelm Ruck, training manager for industrial mechanics, to mill brass plates with their own names. After that, the girls worked on tasks independently at the workbench. “I particularly enjoyed the Girls’ Day at BARTEC, making different figures out of a wire with round nose pliers,” said Maike, a student of the Deutschorden-Gymnasium in Bad Mergentheim.
The Girls’ Future Day is very popular with the students. In that regard the girls participating at BARTEC are in agreement. Aulona participates in Girls’ Day every year, and was able to gain interesting insights into different departments of the safety technology provider. After graduation she would like to start an apprenticeship at BARTEC. At Girls’ Day the six students came to know the technical professions better, and were able to test their own capabilities. They received first impressions that will surely help them in their career choices.