Girls Day at ITH Bolting Technology in Germany

23.04.2015

Druing the "Girls' Day" six pupils from the local schools have visited the headquater of ITH Bolting Technology in Meschede, Germany, to gain a first-time impression of how it feels like to work in technical jobs. The girls – aged between 13 and 15 years – had fun while designing, producing and mounting their own LED-board.


Hosting the girls ITH supported the so called „Girls‘ Day – girls‘ future day“ which is an annual initiative of the German gouvernment to promote young women working in technical jobs.

"Girls' Day" is an anual initiative by the German government
 

Girls get to know the whole picture

„We do not only want to show and tell the young women how it is to work in a technical company like ours“, explains Frank Hohmann, who runs the family buisness ITH together with his brother Jorg Hohmann. „We want them to produce their own technical product from start to finish. Because we are convinced this gives you a better understanding of the whole company process. We hope this helps the girls to make a deceision  for a technical job career later on“.


Experiencing technical apprenticeship jobs

ITH professional help the girls to mount their own LED-board which runs by a battery

During the production of their own LED-board the girls passed nearly all ITH departments in the shop and in the office.

  •  They wrote an offer and managed the fictional delivery (commercial clerk)
  •  They designed the technical drawing (technical draftsmen)
  •  They used the lathe and milling machines as operators
  •  They installed and mounted the electrical parts of the LED-board (electrician)

„It was a lot of fun“, the girls said. „We learned a lot about technology“.


ITH promotes education and sports

ITH is convinced that education is a valuable key factor to develop our society sustainably. That is why we promote local schools with cooperation projects (for example “Girls Day”, “Management workshop”) or support technical courses at school with new equipment.
Regular physical activities contribute to health and personal wellness. Therefore ITH promotes sports for its employees. ITH is also main sponsor and co-organizer of the ITH-Hennesee-Triathlon.


More about the company ITH

  • The ITH business activities are design, production, and sales of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electric bolt tensioning tools for tightening and loosening industrial bolt connections from M16 (5/8") and up.
  • As a medium-sized family business in its second generation, ITH is not controlled by the development of objectives or quarterly numbers like large publicly owned companies.
  • ITH continuously supports education and sports activities to contribute to society.
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