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Lab coat, theory and practice instead of school holidays




Herdecke, Germany


Lab coat, theory and practice instead of school holidays


Ten students have seized the opportunity and secured a place a technical holiday course. For a week they exchanged their autumn holidays for lab coats, safety glasses and knowledge transfer in the form of theory and practice.

The pupils aged between 14 and 16 had the opportunity to gain an insight on the everyday work and processes at the plant of Herdecke and the electroplating production in Schalksmühle. Under the direction of Tobias Kleyer (engineer of nano- and surface technology), the initiator of the already traditional technical holiday course, the students were allowed to produce coatings themselves, coat workpieces and follow technical examinations as well as quality testings.

The extracurricular education program is offered in cooperation with the ZDI-Netzwerk Südwestfalen (Future through Innovation).

A detailed report appeared on October 23 in the Westfälischen Rundschau - written by Elisabeth Semme.