The attendees, from three different schools in Pforzheim, have been taking part in the Girls' Day Academy since January 2018. In 30 three-hour afternoon sessions, they have been finding out all about engineering and technical careers and studying the roles of women in everyday life and at work. The program also included tuition in teamworking, presentation techniques, assertiveness, and how to make job applications. The project was coordinated and implemented by BBQ gGmbH in Pforzheim.
As a cooperation partner in the scheme, on the afternoon in question Rutronik provided the girls with a captivating insight into the world of electronics. After a presentation of the wide range of vocational training opportunities and dual-study courses, the girls had the chance to gain some practical experience.
Together with technical trainer Rainer Hügin and two of the company's apprentices, they tried out their skills in soldering. After a brief introduction to the theory, they soldered resistors, LEDs and transistors onto a circuit board. What they created was "Pollino" - a girl who lit up.
"It was a highly success afternoon for the girls from the Girls' Day Academy, who all had great fun," commented BBQ gGmbH project manager Sandra Liebschner.