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Coroplast opens its doors for Girls’ Day 2017

On 27 April 2017, Coroplast played an active part in this year’s Girls’ Day and welcomed schoolgirls from the region’s high schools, secondary schools and comprehensive schools to spend the day at its headquarters in Wuppertal.

Nine girls aged between 13 and 15 years old experienced a day full of fascination behind the scenes at Coroplast. After watching a presentation of the diverse training opportunities and apprenticeships the company offers, the schoolgirls listened attentively to three short lectures held by female staff members from Coroplast’s production and quality assurance departments. They spoke about their own personal experiences in a “typical men’s occupation”, thus helping the girls get more familiar with the job prospects for women in technical and related professions. The subsequent safety training was followed by an exclusive guided tour of the Coroplast production buildings, where the schoolgirls had the chance to witness the manufacturing of adhesive tapes, wires and cables at first hand. After a lunch break at the company restaurant, the group also had the opportunity to find out what goes on in the technical department and take an active part in making a component. At the end of a successful day, each of the girls not only took home a self-made extension cable and a certificate, but a lot of new impressions, too.

Girls’ Day is the largest vocational guidance project for schoolgirls worldwide. As part of the annual initiative, companies and universities open their doors to schoolgirls from the fifth grade and above to help them get to know more about skilled occupations and courses of study in technology, manual trades, IT and the sciences that women have only seldom been attracted to in the past. 

Coroplast Girls Day 2017 girls in front of Coroplast main entrance