Valerian Laval - Pupils practice in a specially designated workshop

A total of 29 students in two classes from School of Technology “Constantin Bursan” Hunedoara are doing internships, starting today, in a special workshop in a factory which produces automotive electrical systems, based on a partnership between the Ministry of Education and Dräxlmaier company.

“We found ourselves in a special moment because today we’ve inaugurated in our plant, one of the modern workshop places for pupils from Hunedoara. In the last years, Draxlmaier Group has seen a massive development in Romania, thus the need for qualified personnel increased. This is the main reason why our company is involved in organizing curricula, pupil selection, and ensuring workshops for study and practice for three years of study. We focus on practical training precisely for answering a major problem that youngsters are facing after graduation: the lack of professional qualification. After graduation, pupils with scholarships will have employment priority in our company”, declared Valerian Laval, legal representative Draxlmaier Automotive Hunedoara.

In total, 29 students are doing internships, 14 in the XI grade and 15 grade from IX grade. Students receive a monthly scholarship of 400 RON, of which 200 RON is offered by the company. Their preparation will be handled by two foremen, factory employees, and their specialization will be electromechanics. Collaboration between Draxlmaier and Technological High School “Constantin Bursan” started last year by equipping a new classroom for pupils and by the sponsorship of workshop equipment and handbooks.

“We are honored by our collaboration with Draxlmaier Hunedoara. This company acknowledged the necessity of professional schools and was actively involved in developing and equipping workshop spaces for our pupils. 29 pupils from our professional school will attend practical courses right at Draxlmaier plant. These children will have the chance to learn in a place that perfectly stimulates the environment and to be trained by qualified personnel. It is a tremendous opportunity for these pupils”, declared Daniel Ardelean, legal representative “Constantin Bursan” high school.

According to Mr. Ardelean, for 15 seats in IX grade electromechanical class competed 42 pupils, selected on the basis of national test results and those of secondary school. Vlad Paraschiv, a pupil in the XI grade in electromechanics at Technological High School “Constantin Bursan”, choose a technological profile school, because he wanted to know a craft. “Not everyone becomes a manager. I will be a worker and who knows, maybe someday I will become a foreman if I will specialize in a craft. Others choose a faculty, I will live will dignity by working,” says Vlad. Most of his colleagues from IX grade are children of employees, that one day they hope that they will find a job in a former steel mono industrial town, in which labor options are limited.
Author: Nora Corvin

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