Dialog with young people: students visit the Essen plant

Heinz-Peter Schlüter answers students’ questions, including one on the kind of car he drives. Heinz-Peter Schlüter answers students’ questions, including one on the kind of car he drives.

Mar 26, 2014 | Senior school students in the Ruhr region were given the chance to experience the world of business up-close by visiting local companies. The “dialog with young people” program organized by the Initiativkreis Ruhr makes such experiences possible. Host for two afternoons in March was TRIMET. TRIMET welcomed around 80 students and their teachers on March 13 and a similar number on March 25 as they took a tour around the electrolysis plant and foundry in Essen. The plant tour was followed by an extensive talk with TRIMET owner Heinz-Peter Schlüter. TRIMET has been involved in the “dialog with young people” program for a number of years. “We want to give young people a real insight into our industry and their career opportunities,” says Heinz-Peter Schlüter explaining the company’s commitment to the project.

TRIMET welcomed around 80 students and their teachers on March 13 and a similar number on March 25 as they took a tour around the electrolysis plant and foundry in Essen. The plant tour was followed by an extensive talk with TRIMET owner Heinz-Peter Schlüter. TRIMET has been involved in the “dialog with young people” program for a number of years. “We want to give young people a real insight into our industry and their career opportunities,” says Heinz-Peter Schlüter explaining the company’s commitment to the project.

Once the students had learnt a great deal about the production and processing of aluminum during a tour around the electrolysis halls, foundry, and warehouse, they took the chance to put their questions directly to Heinz-Peter Schlüter. After some initial reticence, the questions came thick and fast. Whether on personal matters (What car do you drive? How many hours do you work? What do you do in your free time?) or on the company, the market, and training opportunities, Heinz-Peter Schlüter answered each question clearly and in detail.

The Initiativkreis Ruhr is an association made up of 66 leading commercial enterprises. Together they employ some 2.25 million people worldwide and generate a combined turnover of around 630 billion euros. The managers of these companies, among them Heinz-Peter Schlüter, represent the Initiativkreis Ruhr on a personal level. The aim is to promote the Ruhr metropolitan region and make it fit for the challenges of the future by implementing forward-looking strategies and practical concepts. One such strategy is the annual dialog with young people. Over the course of 60 dates from fall 2013 to spring 2014, almost 4,000 young people from about 50 schools meet the movers and shakers of the business world on a level playing field.

By: Jacqueline Thau

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Wolfgang Nübold

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