Digital career guidance - Lindauer DORNIER offers virtual tours and informs about training professions
For more than 10.9 million pupils in the country it is currently: home schooling instead of face-to-face lessons and for the 1.8 million associated school leavers: disorientation instead of career guidance.
Many companies, such as the machine and plant manufacturer DORNIER, focus on practical, varied and exciting facets in the student internships due to the variety of training they offer. The well-known restrictions currently upset this goal. Nevertheless, the family-owned company allows its interested and potential interns to apply for the time after the pandemic. "We want to offer a traineeship to as many applicants as possible as soon as the situation allows," emphasizes Martin Kaeß, Head of Professional Training at Lindauer DORNIER GmbH.
Mr. Kaeß and his team are now pursuing an important mission during this transitional phase. With the help of virtual tours through the training workshop, one of the largest training companies in the region would like to support young people from mid-February in their choice of profession, also during the Corona pandemic. "We want to give school classes and individual students an understanding of the many different training opportunities available at our company and hope that in times of uncertainty, we can give them a bit of security by showing them career prospects," says Kaeß. First encouraging words come from Mr Koerner, the Head of the Economics Department at the Seconday School in the border area of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, who took part in the first virtual tour with his 9th grade class : "In times of the Corona pandemic, it is unfortunately not only a matter of distancing oneself at school by means of "home schooling", career guidance must also find new ways to reach the students.