Girls’ Day at the Audi Training Department in Neckarsulm
Girls from secondary schools in the region get a insight into industrial careers on Girls' Day at the Audi Training Department in Neckarsulm. Real-world examples show technical and technology-related career opportunities.
By participating in the eighth nationwide Girls' Day, Audi hopes to spark young women's interest in the company's industrial vocational training: "We've had good experience with training girls and we'd like to improve our proportion of young women," said Andrea Fiess, director of training at Neckarsulm. Girls' Day offers Audi a good opportunity to make girls aware of the possibilities offered by technical career fields and to attract future female job applicants.
More than 200 girls from 22 schools in the region surrounding the Neckarsulm location receive information on industrial jobs that require training, such as "electrical engineer for automation technology" or "body and vehicle construction mechanic".
"Audi offers girls interesting opportunities to enter the workforce and to advance, particularly in technical and technology-related fields," Fiess said. With the use of real-world examples in the training department's workshops, the participants learn how interesting jobs such as working at a bench vice can be. The young women can get better acquainted with individual occupations through dialog with trainers and trainees, which can provide them with important guidance in selecting their careers.
Young women in Germany are particularly well-educated. Nonetheless, only a small proportion of female students select a field with a technical focus when choosing what to study.
About 125,000 girls participate in Girls' Day throughout Germany, at more than 7,500 companies and institutions from industry, the trades, research, politics and the media