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Creating enthusiasm for technology on Girls‘ Day

On Girls‘ Future Day, Harro Höfliger welcomed 15 students of grades 5 to 9 to the event.

03.04.2019

Assembly of an adhesive tape dispenser.

The girls solved the practical assembly task in the twinkling of an eye.

Inspection of the production halls.

First-hand experience of large machines: The company tour also took the girls to the factory halls.

Machines are not a male domain.

An industrial mechanic in her first year of training told the pupils about her daily work.

Natural sciences and technology are not for women? On March 28, Girls‘ Day offered female students the opportunity to question traditional role models and find out at an early stage which professional direction they want to take. This year, Harro Höfliger once again took part in the Girls‘ Future Day and opened the company doors one morning for 15 interested fifth to ninth graders.

The focus was on professions such as industrial mechanic, electronics technician and design engineer – professions that girls opt for far less often than their male peers. In addition to a guided tour through the factory halls and the training workshop, there was also plenty of time for practical tasks: Each of the girls assembled a metal adhesive film dispenser. An industrial mechanic in her first year of apprenticeship provided them with active support. 

The company fully supports the event day, as the Head of Human Resources Uwe Amann emphasizes: “Girls‘ Day is an event that pays off for everyone involved. It helps girls to become freer and more courageous in their career choices. And for us it is a great opportunity to introduce ourselves to the potential specialists of tomorrow. Again and again young women who participated in a Girls' Day event come back to us: as interns, apprentices or students.”

The nationwide Girls' Day has been taking place since 2001 and is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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