The first of six fields of activity with regard to corporate responsibility
Global markets, which are undergoing constant economic and technological change, repeatedly place new challenges on education systems. Education makes a contribution to equal opportunities and age-appropriate learning provides an answer to demographic change. As Festo, we are setting international standards for technical training and making our contribution to tomorrow’s knowledge-based society.
Festo education fund: promoting the technology generation of tomorrow
These days, highly qualified training is essential for professional success and, at the same time, a measure for securing a company and its sites. The Festo shareholders recognised this early on and brought to life the first company-run education fund in Germany in 2007. It promotes students and doctoral candidates as well as professional qualification measures mainly in the MINT [mathematics, information technology, science and technology] sector.
Comprehensive support for students
Besides financial support, the sponsorship covers a structured range of training and development courses for key study and work-oriented skills, as well as providing access to a network of technically oriented companies and committed professors. The repayments made by graduates immediately support new students. All those involved thus take joint social responsibility.
WorldSkills: enthusiasm for technology and performance at the highest level
For many years, WorldSkills has been the leading platform for comparing international performance in vocational education. Festo looks forward to the world championships of professions with enthusiasm: as an employer, as a training operation, as an equipment and solution provider in the field of technical training and as a promoter of the dual system for vocational education.
Learning in a group, working in a team
We draw the motivation to be repeatedly among the best in technical training and to continue to be at the forefront from many sources: flexible working in a team, learning in a group together with other disciplines and ways of thinking, researching new kinds of technology and aiming to develop intuitive products fit for the future.
It is precisely these qualities that the young people in the competition need: they must work creatively and flexibly in a team, have an optimal input and exchange with their partners, master the technologies in various details and be intuitive and inquisitive when faced with seemingly unsolvable tasks.