Romania: Holcim Romania is officially launching Holcim Workshops, a programme to support vocational education among pupils. The main beneficiaries of this educational programme are the pupils from grades XI and XII in Alexandru Roman High School in Alesd, as well as the Technical High School in Câmpulung Muscel.
After a pilot module delivered in 2015, the programme will be further developed in 2016 and will include a theoretical component and a practical one, throughout five - six weeks. The pupils selected for the practical module will have the opportunity of a hands-on experience in Holcim plants in Alesd and Campulung, some of the most performing and sustainable cement plants within Holcim Group, based on the results of the Holcim Plant Awards, organised every year by Holcim Group.
"Our intention with Holcim Workshops is to support the pupils from the technical high schools in Holcim communities in Romania to become more familiar with the industrial environment. It is important for them to better discover their abilities and skills through in-depth theoretical and practical sessions delivered by our specialists and to gain confidence in their qualities, so as to become more easily integrated to the labour market. The programme also provides an answer to a real challenge felt on the Romanian market, which is the reduced number of skilled craftsmen, in any field of activity, because the number of vocational schools has diminished," said Mădălina Crăciunescu, Organization and Human Resources Director of Holcim Romania.