Wiewelhove cooperates with comprehensive school

IHK project "Partnership school-business

With the pharmaceutical company Wiewelhove, the Ibbenbüren Comprehensive School is bringing a partner with training experience into its classrooms for career orientation. Representatives of the school and the company today (January 13) signed a corresponding cooperation agreement in the project "Partnership school-company" of the IHK Nord Westfalen. This brings the number of cooperations in the Steinfurt district to 106. For the school and the company, it is the first partnership in the IHK initiative.

The aim of the IHK project is to support the students in their career orientation and the companies in recruiting young skilled workers. "The key to success is getting to know each other personally. The students discover their interests, teachers and parents learn about current developments on the training market, and the companies find talent worth promoting," explains IHK project employee Melanie Vennemann.

As a contract manufacturer, Wiewelhove produces solid dosage forms such as tablets or capsules. The family-owned company currently employs around 320 people at three production sites in Ibbenbüren.

As part of the "Partnership between school and company" project, Wiewelhove invites school students and teachers from the comprehensive school to visit the company in order to give them an insight into how the company works and to present the range of training opportunities on offer. Wiewelhove provides a laboratory workstation to support students from the upper school in their specialized work. In addition, trainees act as IHK training ambassadors in school classes to provide information about their professions.

Marita Athmer, Human Resources Manager at Wiewelhove, sees opportunities for both the students and the company in the project: "With this cooperation, we want to inspire young people not only to start their careers directly after school, but also for our company."

Principal Anke Ludwig emphasizes: "Through the IHK project, we can expand our range of career guidance in a practical way and thus make it easier for our students to find their way into working life. Through company visits and discussions with trainers and trainees, they gain an insight into various professions and the world of work. This is a valuable help in choosing a career."

The North Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce offers all schools and companies in its district support in initiating cooperative ventures. Contact persons for the project "Partnership school-company" in the Münsterland are Daniela Hünting, telephone 02871 9903-612, and Melanie Vennemann, telephone 0251 707-304.

Information on the Internet: www.ihk-nw.de/schule-betrieb

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