Technical training and careers were once again at the heart of Yo!Tech – an information event held in Vienna’s Museum of Technology and aimed at pupils in the lower cycle of secondary school. Yesterday, for the fourteenth time, pupils from secondary technical schools (HTLs) and apprentices from technical careers presented the content and activities of their day-to-day working lives. Apprentices and specialist technicians from Kapsch were also there: pupils visited the information booth to learn about career options at international technology companies and to try out specific technical tasks for themselves, such as soldering a resistant manikin. Personal insights into everyday working life were given by Flora Brückner in her presentation and at the Yo!Tech round table. She is one of the 60 apprentices currently working at Kapsch.
"We'd like to get the ball rolling in the lower cycle of secondary school and get young people interested in technical careers and training in the natural sciences. It is particularly important for us to convey the fascination with technology to young girls," explains Rudolf Bernscherer, Head of Human Resources of the Kapsch Group.
The Kapsch Group has supported training and development projects for many years – especially initiatives for the development of more women in technical careers. Each year, the leading technology company takes on around 15 new apprentices. "Around 98 percent of them remain in the company after completing their training", says a pleased Bernscherer. In total, the Kapsch Group trains around 300 young adults for itself and third parties in eight different technical and commercial apprenticeships.
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.
Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/kapschnet