Vienna, 27 April 2012 – At the 11th Vienna Daughters’ Day, the daughters of Kapsch employees and their friends had the opportunity to take a peek at their parents’ world of work. Daughters’ Day is an initiative of the Department for Women of the City of Vienna. On 26 April, girls between eleven and sixteen years of age were given a first impression of technical careers at Kapsch. The aim of this annual event is to reduce any inhibitions they may have towards an uncommon role-model and to make the technicians of tomorrow enthusiastic about working at Kapsch.
"This initiative enables us to paint a positive picture of women in technology. There are many women at Kapsch with a technical career, and we also place particular value on having enough girls amongst our apprentices," as Rudolf Bernscherer, Head of HR at the Kapsch Group, explains the participation of Kapsch in the initiative organised by the City of Vienna.
Picture 1: In Kapsch CarrierCom’s laboratory the girls were given the chance to configure Voice over IP-telephone extensions and to talk to each other via phone.
Extensive programme for detailed insight
To bring the girls closer to the broad range of activities of the Kapsch Group, all of the subsidiaries came up with things to do. In the Kapsch CarrierCom laboratory, the girls had the opportunity to configure Voice over IP telephone connections and to telephone one another. How a tolling system functions and what it is used for was playfully explained using a Lego model. During the visit to the Kapsch Museum, the young visitors were shown the tradition-rich history of the family company. To round off this informative day, a female employee reported on her technical everyday work and answered the girls' questions.
Picture 2: At the Töchtertag 2012 the girls took a glance behind the scenes of the leading technology company Kapsch.
Kapsch is one of the most successful technology companies in Austria, with global importance in the future markets of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Railway and Public Operator Telecommunications as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The three core companies Kapsch TrafficCom, Kapsch CarrierCom and Kapsch BusinessCom belong to the Kapsch Group. As a family company with headquarters in Vienna, Kapsch has stood for the consistent development and implementation of new technologies to the benefit of its customers for more than 100 years. With a variety of innovative solutions and services, Kapsch makes an important contribution to the responsible shaping of a mobile and networked world. The companies of the Kapsch Group employ around 5,000 people in their worldwide branch offices and representative offices.
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