HARTING Technology Group

10. November 2006

Three former HARTING apprentices honored by the Wago Foundation

Trainer Hans-Georg Penning (center) celebrates with the three former HARTING apprentices (from left) Pascal Jösting, Waldemar Rempel and Valerian Kolomeitschuk.

Three former HARTING apprentices received the top three prizes at this year’s Wago Foundation awards.

Three former HARTING apprentices received the top three prizes at this year’s Wago Foundation awards. At a ceremony in Minden this week, they were awarded prizes for their good marks in the final examinations set by the East Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Bielefeld (IHK). Every year, the Wago Foundation honors those apprentices who complete their training in administrative and trade or technical areas with excellent examination results.

Waldemar Rempel took first place for the tool mechanic. Valerian Kolomeitschuk, industrial mechanic, was delighted with his second place and the third place was secured by Pascal Jösting, a tool mechanic. The Federal Ministry for Education also awarded a prize reserved for particularly talented candidates to Waldemar Rempel for his outstanding performance. This was in the form of 5,100 euros to be used exclusively for his personal career development.

Swen Binner, the Director of Career Training at the Chamber of Industry and Wago Foundation board member used his welcome speech to praise the motivation of the young people and congratulated the former apprentices on their good results. The Deputy District Administrator for Minden-Lübbecke, Alfred Raschke, the key speaker at the event, Dr. Rainer Follmann from Follmann & Co. in Minden, and Volker Böttcher, board member of the Minden-Lübbecke Building Society and member of the board of trustees for the Wago Foundation also offered their congratulations.

All in all, 24 apprentices from Minden-Lübbecke received marks in the good and very good categories for their Chamber of Industry and Commerce examinations this year. They had been invited with their families and teachers to the Victoria Hotel in Minden by the Wago Foundation.
Günter Engelking, head of training at HARTING and teacher Hans-Georg Penning celebrated with their successful ex-apprentices, who received prize money of up 1,000 euros. The three prize winners have been employed by HARTING following their apprenticeship and are working in various companies in the HARTING Technology Group. The fact that apprentices from the HARTING technology group have once again been honored in this way is a clear indication of the high quality of its company training.