Apprentices show parents their vocational training company

Prior to the plant tour, a short company presentation gave the parents a good overview of rose plastic. (Photo: rose plastic)

Hergensweiler – During the parents’ evening, 23 mothers and fathers were able to get better acquainted with the work environment of their son or daughter. This event, which takes place every three year at the Hergensweiler Company, is aimed at giving the parents the opportunity to participate more in their child’s vocational training.

Completion of an apprenticeship usually takes three years. This is equivalent to 660 days that the apprentices spend at their workplace or at vocational college. And, finally, 660 days on which parents ask themselves how the training of their child is proceeding and what the daily work routine looks like. This is the reason why rose plastic has decided to establish a regular parents’ evening. However, not only the parents are benefitting from the event, but it is also an asset for the company. Lea Rothenhäusler, training manager at rose plastic, emphasizes that, “as a vocational training company, we are very happy to get closer acquainted with the parents of our apprentices”. Thus, a personal interchange is established that is valuable for both sides.

In order to give the parents a good overview of the company, the evening commenced with a welcome by Christian Straub, Head of Administration at rose plastic, and a short company presentation. Afterwards, the parents had the opportunity to look behind the scenes during a tour through the administration buildings and the huge production halls. At the same time, they got to know the trainers of their daughters and sons better.

The evening was concluded by a snack for all, which was freshly prepared by the team of the rose plastic canteen. During the relaxed get-together, there was ample time for discussions and getting to know each other. Overall, it was a unique evening for the parents and they agreed that rose plastic puts a great emphasis on vocational training.