Cooperation with companies, universities and other partners is essential. Robert Abts, Head of Economic Development at Rhein-Kreis Neuss, is pleased that "an industrial partner as important as Hydro could be won over to the zdi activities". This also applies locally: the Grevenbroich plant with around 2,000 employees maintains its own training center, in which around 30 school leavers begin technical or commercial training every year.
Jörg Schröder, head of training and further education at Hydro in Grevenbroich, explains: "With our participation in the zdi network, we would like to help young people to be better informed and to find suitable training or a suitable course of study for themselves we are increasing our visibility as an attractive training company in the region and beyond. "
A first offer "MINT for girls" therefore already starts in March / April 2015: The training department of Hydro Aluminum Rolled Products GmbH in Grevenbroich offers two courses, in which especially schoolgirls take part in four afternoons from 12:30 to 15 each : 30 am to be able to provide information about technical training occupations. The group size is limited to 5 people per course.
The courses at Hydro as well as many other exciting offers from the zdi network up to the summer holidays 2015 such as robot courses, visits to school laboratories, an innovation workshop or a course on game design can be found in the current "zdi information". This can be called up on the Internet at www.mint-machen.de or can also be sent by post.
The zdi network Rhein-Kreis Neuss is funded by the European Fund for Regional Development, the Regional Directorate NRW of the Federal Employment Agency as well as by the Ministry of Science and the Ministry of Economy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.< / html>