TRIMET honored for promoting young talentImage rights: IHK / Kühne
With the annual Education Award, the Magdeburg Chamber of Industry and Commerce honors companies for an outstanding commitment to promoting young talent. TRIMET was distinguished in the category “Companies with more than 100 employees” for its special dedication. The award was handed over by Dr. Helga Paschke, Vice-President of the State Parliament of Saxony-Anhalt, and Klaus Olbricht, President of the Magdeburg Chamber of Industry and Commerce, in a ceremony held at Magdeburg’s Church of St. John. Mathias Meinen, Director of Production Control and Logistics, and Frank Wenzel, Training Supervisor for Technical Professions at TRIMET Harzgerode, accepted the award. “The Education Award honors companies that have shown exemplary commitment to turning new recruits into a highly-qualified young staff, thereby making a valuable contribution to the economic development of the region,” says Klaus Olbricht.
The jury, made up of employer and worker representatives, selected the winners based on a range of criteria. Benchmarks include measures designed to ensure a professional orientation within the company, the level of collaboration with schools and quality control initiatives to ensure the attractiveness of dual training schemes, continuing vocational training, retraining and advanced training. In addition, the promotion of high-performance apprentices was taken into account, along with support measures for lower-performance apprentices.
“As a family-owned enterprise, we place great value in making sure apprentices are part of the characteristic TRIMET team spirit, while providing a successful entry into working life with good career prospects. The award from the Magdeburg Chamber of Industry and Commerce has confirmed our efforts and fills us with great pride,” says Ellen Ronden, Director of Human Resources at TRIMET.
The Magdeburg Chamber of Industry and Commerce confers the Education Award in combination with awards for top apprentices in the region. Mario Lazic, who finished his training as a foundry mechanic in June, took this award home for outstanding results in his apprenticeship and final examination. Since then, he has been employed in TRIMET’s Research and Development Department in Harzgerode.
In June 2015, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs honored TRIMET with the Enterprise Award for a Welcoming Culture “Mit Vielfalt zum Erfolg” (“With diversity to success”). The Federal Ministry acknowledged the extraordinary commitment of KS Atag TRIMET Guss GmbH in Harzgerode in its efforts to recruit and supervise Spanish apprentices.
Caption: Dr. Helga Paschke (left), Vice-President of the State Parliament of Saxony-Anhalt, and Klaus Olbricht (right), President of the Magdeburg Chamber of Industry and Commerce, present the 2015 Education Award certificate to Mathias Meinen (2nd from left), Director of Production Control and Logistics and Frank Wenzel (2nd from right), Training Supervisor for Technical Professions at TRIMET Harzgerode.