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these plants still boast state-of-the-  great deal of interest in the US   highlighting to society the vital
             art technology today, with modern   too. Managers from three tech-  need for MINT employees if
             and environmentally friendly pro-  nical colleges in the US state of   Germany is to retain and develop
             duction facilities. Gerresheimer's   Georgia visited Gerresheimer's   its status and expertise as a cent-
             production processes are defined   sites in Wackersdorf and Pfreimd   er of industry.
             down to the last detail, ensuring   in December 2016. The aim of    Only nominated companies
             safety and allowing it to meet the   the visit was for Gerresheimer to   can be considered for the award
             high quality requirements of its   introduce its American guests to   and they cannot purchase it.
             customers, the majority of whom   the exemplary German training   Nominations can only be made
             come from the pharmaceutical     system with its close-knit net-  by the target group of MINT
             industry. Stringent, multilevel   work of schools, universities and   students, MINT graduates and
             quality controls ensure that only   companies in order to introduce   MINT talents. By taking part in
             flawless amber and clear glass bot-  a similar set-up at Gerresheimer's   this initiative, audimax MEDIEN
             tles are supplied to customers.   site in Peachtree City in future.   hopes to set a trend in German
             Gerresheimer's stated aim is to                                   corporate culture and underscore
             achieve almost error-free produc-  GERRESHEIMER BÜNDE,            the role model status of respon-
             tion, which requires reliable, expe-  NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA      sible companies. The aim is to
             rienced and skilled staff more than   Syringes for pharma compa-  let the wider public know which
             anything else. That's why the com-  nies around the world are manu-  employers are especially commit-
             pany places great value on train-  factured at Gerresheimer's Bünde   ted to promoting MINT talents
             ing its future specialist staff and   plant in East Westphalia, where   in order to communicate this
             managers. This is also clear from   apprentices train to become   commitment to the outside world
             the fact that some Gerresheimer   electronics engineers for indus-  and to set these companies up as
             apprentices turn out to be the   trial engineering and industrial   examples.  O
             best in the year in their respective   mechanics. The course combines
             chambers of industry and com-    theory with practice and enables
             merce at the end of their train-  students to progress towards a
             ing, including Ludwig Fietz, who   BEng in electrical engineering.
             is now working as an industrial    Anyone gaining a vocational
             electrician at the cold end in Lohr.   qualification at Gerresheimer
             His colleague, Martin Rinaldi,   has a good chance of finding
             who now works as a glass process   employment there after passing
             engineer at the hot end, managed   their exams because the company
             the same feat.                   trains up the people it needs itself.
                                              The same applies to applicants
             GERRESHEIMER MEDIAL              keen to follow a dual curriculum.
             SYSTEMS IN PFREIMD AND           Earlier this year, Gerresheimer
             WACKERSDORF, BAVARIA             launched GxGo!, a trainee pro-
               Gerresheimer Medical Systems   gram for young professionals tar-
             manufactures high-quality medi-  geted at university graduates.
             cal products from plastic in the
             Upper Palatinate, including      MINT MINDED COMPANY
             inhalers and insulin pens. Among   With the "MINT Minded
             its high-tech pieces of equip-   Company" initiative, audimax
             ment are modern injection mold-  MEDIEN GmbH and the "MINT
             ing machines, assembly machines   Zukunft schaffen" ("Creating a
             and testing devices. Even more   future with MINT") association
             important, however, are the effi-  are casting the limelight on com-  GERRESHEIMER AG
             ciency of its processes and the   panies that are taking special
             outstanding work of its staff that   measures to promote the next         Klaus-Bungert-Straße 4
             make for top-quality products.   generation of MINT profession-             40468 Düsseldorf
             The center primarily trains pro-  als, MINT talents and MINT spe-        Tel: +49 – 211 – 618100
             cess engineers for plastics and   cialists. By signing the 10-point     Fax: +49 – 211 – 6181295
             rubber technology.               declaration "MINT Welcome",           E-mail:
               The benefits of a dual train-   MINT Minded Companies are   
             ing system are now generating a   setting an example in terms of

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