SINGAPORE: The world of technology is open to everyone. This is the message Audi wants to convey on its first digital Girls’ Day today.
More than 150 schoolgirls from the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm regions of Germany had a chance to get a first look at technical professions at Audi in a virtual format.
Girls’ Day is an important event intended to help boost integration of skilled female employees and offers participants’ information about various apprenticeships as well as dual study programmes at Audi AG.
Interested girls from grades seven to ten can learn more about the various training programmes in various presentations and ask questions from the comfort of their own homes. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Girls’ Day is taking place virtually for the first time.
Audi apprentices will present their career fields with presentations and video clips and share insights from their daily routines with participants via the digital “Stream & Chat” format.
A total of nine apprenticeships will be presented that are offered in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm – including production mechanic, warehouse logistics expert, it expert, mechatronics technician and automotive mechatronics technician.
Julia Habermeier, third-year automotive Mechatronics Technician apprentice: “Girls’ Day really helped me overcome my initial fear of what I thought was a ‘typical man’s career’ during the career orientation. It’s great that we can hold Girls’ Day digitally despite the ongoing coronavirus situation and that I can participate myself as an ambassador for apprentices. I have never regretted my decision to train as an automotive mechatronics technician and I hope to persuade a participant or two to pursue my chosen career.”