Education with Drive
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Otto-von-Taube High School Webasto, world market leader for roof systems and parking heaters, has put together a comprehensive gift package for the school. Under the motto “Education with Drive”, the global automotive supplier headquartered in Stockdorf is supporting the students – with a total of 50,000 euros – as they discover their individual talents and explore opportunities for their future careers. Dr. Holger Engelmann, Chairman of the Management Board, Webasto SE, presented the school’s principal, Sylke Wischnevsky, with the gift during the official anniversary celebration on July 21, 2017.
"To ensure that Germany's position as a industrial location can develop successfully in future, we must invest more in the education system and in preparing our young talents for the world of work. As a company we want to set a good example", emphasized Engelmann at the event. Webasto has already been cooperating with the Otto-von-Taube High School for several years as part of the SchuleWirtschaft (School and Industry) network, in which companies and schools work together to ensure the future of young people through a well-founded education. “With ‘Education with Drive’ we are pleased to be able to build on previous experiences and deepen our cooperation”, adds Engelmann.
The principal of the high school in Gauting, Sylke Wischnevsky, expressed her warmest thanks to Webasto: “All students should be supported in accordance with their respective talents. For this to happen, even a Bavarian high school needs partners from outside the school system these days. At the Otto-von-Taube High School we consider ourselves very fortunate to have found such a partner in Webasto. The company has not only actively and intensively supported us for years, but is now digging deep into its pockets to help us maintain and develop our high standards.”
"Education with Drive" encompasses investments in various projects relating to studies guidance and vocational orientation at the Otto-von-Taube High School. Among others, Webasto is involved in excursions, international internships, ‘P seminars’ (project seminars on studies and careers guidance as part of the high school curriculum in Bavaria), lectures and teacher trainings. Webasto also undertakes activities within the ‘Knowledge Factory’, an initiative of some 130 companies in Germany aimed at promoting education and entrepreneurship to which also Webasto belongs. Furthermore, the company provides the school with two touch screens for teaching purposes.