Saarstahl participated in Girls‘ Day
26 April 2012
Ten schoolgirls, in total, from the comprehensive school in Wadgassen received an insight today on Girls’ Day at Saarstahl into occupations which so far have tended to be male-dominated.
It was the first time that Saarstahl had taken part in this Germany-wide scheme aimed at generating enthusiasm for technical occupations among girls and young women when choosing a career path.
Besides presenting the company and the numerous training jobs at Saarstahl, the focus was above all, on practical aspects. With instruction by training staff, the schoolgirls, aged between 14 and 16, worked on a small project whereby they were able to put their mechanical and electronic skills to the test. The girls were able to take the result of their work, a so-called “Magic Light”, home with them as a souvenir of the Girls’ Day 2012 at Saarstahl.
Saarstahl is currently training 9 female trainees in technical occupations, 7 are chemical laboratory assistants, 2 are material testers. In addition, there are 9 female trainees in commercial professions. From August 2012 onwards two young women will start their training as electrician i.e. as precision mechanic. An approximate total of 300 young people are currently doing training at Saarstahl.