Young girls learned firsthand that they must have no fear before “Male professions” and it can be fun. On the 26.04.2012, four girls of 8th grade of the Johanneum in Hoyerswerda came to the Elsterheider family business Energietechnik GmbH of PEWO to become acquainted with the company. Without hesitation Warner Media explained all about the problem. For five staff members from the areas of warehouse, Assembly, electrical and welding to the page were, to show their work. Participation was encouraged. The girl had at first no fear of contact and cooperated in the production of male-dominated immediately. That was also the idea of the day, removing barriers to professions, usually do not belong to the most popular girls. Here, they were impressed by the family togetherness and fun to work with the manufacturer of heat transfer stations. Here everyone helps anyone, I think it’s great that we can actively participate and the departments managed by women are.”said Ruth Heinemann, one of the students.
The entire morning they spent in the production halls and were divided into individual areas. Every 45 minutes was rotated, so they got different jobs, from welding to know mounting, wiring, testing up to the order-picking. Thus also the links in the production became aware of them and they realized why cooperation is so important. At the end of the day, they were encouraged to be able to take technical professions in attack in which women are still only a small proportion. Maybe you can see again later the one or the other in any of these areas. Pai offers also internships and summer jobs to get more insights into the processes up to training in different metal and electrical workers. The girls also noted that the work is not so dirty and exhausting as it it is in the outset had thought. If it was something serious, they packed up but undaunted with and proved themselves that are feasible. Also the employees of Pai, who had taken time to show everything and explain, were impressed by the young ladies. They asked many questions and were interested in the processes were shown one for them to previously unknown world, which is not so far for women, as many think. More info on contact person: Benjamin Andriske, text, photos: Benjamin Andriske, corporate communications, PEWO Energietechnik GmbH