Jun 22, 2015 | The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs has honored TRIMET with the Enterprise Award for a Welcoming Culture “Mit Vielfalt zum Erfolg” (“With diversity to success”). The jury, made up of representatives from the fields of politics, economy and society, recognized the special commitment of KS Atag TRIMET Guss GmbH in Harzgerode in its efforts to attract and supervise Spanish apprentices, and awarded the company with a cash prize of 10,000 euros. “As a mid-size company, it is important for us to provide trainees with a feeling of solidarity while also assisting them the best way we can in starting their careers. It does not matter to us whether they come from Harzgerode, Flensburg or Spain,” said Frank Wenzel, Trainer for Technical Professions at the Harzgerode site, at the award ceremony held in the Berlin Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs.
Two Spaniards are currently completing their training as toolmakers in Harzgerode. “The aim is for the young people to be trained here; for them to feel comfortable and gain a foothold and permanent employment as skilled workers with us,” explains Wenzel.
In close cooperation with the International Placement Services (Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung – ZAV) and “MobiPro”, the support program for vocational training in Germany, TRIMET promoted professional careers at Harzgerode last year in Spain.