The participants came from three different schools in Pforzheim and have been taking part in the Girls’ Day Academy since January 2018. They have been finding out about technical professions and the role of women in everyday life and at work on 30 afternoons in 3-hour sessions. Team building, presentation techniques, self-assertion and job application training were other parts of the program.
The project was coordinated and implemented by BBQ gGmbH in Pforzheim. As a cooperation partner, Rutronik offered the girls exciting insights into the world of electronics on this afternoon. Once the wide range of apprenticeships and dual study programs on offer had been presented, the girls were able to get some real-life practice. Together with Rainer Hügin, technical trainer and instructor, and two apprentices the participants were able to put their soldering talent to the test. Following a brief theoretical introduction, resistors, LEDs and transistors were soldered onto a PC board. Resulting in “Pollino”, a girl that lights up.
“A successful afternoon for the girls from the Girls’ Day Academy that everyone really enjoyed,” said the representative responsible for the project from BBQ gGmbH, Sandra Liebschner.