So far we have managed to organize 10 visits and 15 more are being planned.
In September 2015 invitations to visit companies associated in Bydgoszcz Industrial Cluster were sent to middle schools from Bydgoszcz and Bydgoszcz closest neighbouring localities. So far eight schools have responded to the offer: the six schools from Bydgoszcz and the two from Bydgoszcz localities. They reported twenty-five classes in total.
In the period of October 2015-January 2016, there were visits for ten classes organized. Students were hosted by five enterprises:
- Hanplast Sp. z o.o. (two classes),
- Lifocolor Farbplast Sp. z o.o. (two classes),
- Politech Sp. z o.o. (one class),
- Shapers’ Polska Sp. z o.o. (three classes),
- Siropol Sp. z o.o. (two classes).
In total about 200 students took part in those events.
For the second semester of the 2015/2016 school year the next fifteen visits are being planned and about 300 students are expected to take part in them.
The main goal of the visit is to encourage students to educate in technical fields, show them modern factories and production halls and familiarize them with technical professions. Thanks to the visits students have a chance to confront their imaginations about working in the industry with reality and to talk to employees about their everyday work and employment opportunities in plastics processing and tool industry.
We would like to thank all companies that decided to take part in our action for commitment and professional preparation for the visits. These companies are: Produkcja Artykułów z Tworzyw Sztucznych Aplex Sp. z o.o. ZPCHr, Hanplast Sp. z o.o., Lifocolor Farbplast Sp. z o.o., Politech Sp. z o.o., Shapers’ Polska Sp. z o.o., Siropol Sp. z o.o. and TYCO Electronics Sp. z o.o. We would also like to thank the teachers for their interest in the project and students for their active contribution in the meetings.