GEORG MINTkids now also in USA
At GEORG in Kreuztal it has already become tradition to support the MINT (Mathematics, IT, Natural Sciences, Technology) program initiated by the educational ministry, local high schools and employer associations. Twice a year motivated young high school pupils visit our company during their winter and summer camp and receive guided company tours and technical and scientific lessons by our engineers in the GEORGacademy.
With pleasure we learn that our American daughter company GEORG Capco Inc. supports a local learning institution,”The Learning Barn”, as well. Here students from the middle and high schools can come during or after the normal school days to learn about industry and to hone the skills needed to advance in the future industries that are ecologically friendly. The skills learned there can very well impact their career paths.
One of these pupil groups called “Kid Winds” looks to the future of harvesting the wind energy source using their own turbine design. The pupils design, build and then present their turbine in local , state and national competitions GEORG Capco supported the team by donating some of the material needed to complete the final built product.
This year after winning the first place in the Virginia state competition the group qualified and even won the national prize in high school wind turbine competition in Anaheim, California. The happy and successful team members and some of their families returned home from Anaheim bringing the championship to Botetourt County.