In September 2015 invitations to visit companies associated in Bydgoszcz Industrial Cluster were sent to middle schools from Bydgoszcz and Bydgoszcz district. So far eight schools have responded to the offer, including six schools located in Bydgoszcz and two in Bydgoszcz district. They reported twenty-five classes in total.
From October 2015 to January 2016 visits for ten classes were 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 second semester of 2015/2016 school year next fifteen visits are 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 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 the firms that have decided to take part in our action for commitment and professional preparation of the visits. These firms 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 action and students for active contribution in the meetings.