Augsburg. The vocatium education and training exhibition took place once again in Augsburg in mid-June. The MAI Job project booth, where the project team presented education and training opportunities in fibre composite technology, was well attended.
A large number of interested young attendees told MAI Job before the exhibition to recruit additional professionals from the CCeV network for advising purposes. Ultimately, 160 students learned about job opportunities in carbon and fibre composite processing professions.
Young professionals can enter a variety of training professions at Carbon Composites e.V. (CCeV) member companies, such as process engineer in fibre composite technology, materials tester in plastic technology, or aircraft mechanic. In addition to technical information on these and other training opportunities, members of the MAI Job team also informed attendees about the application process, the interview, and other soft skills they would need in their careers. Attendees also got the chance to deliver their application dossiers directly to CCeV member companies through the MAI Job project.
“Of course, we’re excited about how many young people are interested in innovative professions in the fibre composite technology field” says Katharina Lechler, Project Manager at MAI Job. “The throng of people around our booth was so big that we had to advise attendees in groups in some cases” adds her colleague, Lydia Raab. The two agree that this interest in the Carbon industry will boost the sector into the future as well. Within the scope of the MAI Job project, which is funded by Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the European Social Fund (ESF), CCeV wants to continue promoting this enthusiasm in the younger generation, and is already planning additional activities to support young professionals.
MAI Job professionals pulled a double shift providing career advice at the vocatium training and education fair, which took place in Augsburg in mid-June.