For the first time, HAWE Hydraulik’s factory in Sachsenkam participated in yesterday’s Girls’ Day event. The objective of the event was to introduce female students to the training program for industrial mechanics. The twelve openings offered for the event were completely filled. It is interesting to note that girls from schools in Bad Tölz as well as from schools further away in Geretsried and Feldkirchen/Westerham registered to participate.
At the beginning of the program, second-year trainees at HAWE gave the girls a tour of the factory and showed them the world of hydraulic component production and assembly. After a short snack break, students were given the opportunity for hands-on metalworking. With support from the trainees, the girls produced a part shaped like a rose. To accomplish this, they learned a variety of skills including how to cut shapes out of sheet metal, polish edges, and bend metal. At the end of the day, they were able to take the part home with them.
Kaspar Kell, an instructor at the Sachsenkam factory, sums up the day: "The planning and implementation of Girls’ Day was a time-intensive yet interesting experience for our trainees. They were singularly motivated and were very happy that the day was such a success. We would like to offer openings again next year. At our factory in Sachsenkam, we have not had any young women in our training program since 1999. As a result, it is that much more important to introduce young women to industrial mechanics as a career choice while they are still students."