After several detailed preliminary discussions, 1st January 2012 marked the start of a new cooperation between the secondary school of Plochingen and BTG Internationale Spedition GmbH, Plochingen.
On two days in January and February Yvette Wohlfarth – Branch Manager of BTG Plochingen – had the opportunity to talk to 9th year pupils and to outline the profession of a logistics and freight forwarding agent, as well as talking about her own personal experiences and reporting on the career possibilities in this profession.
Yvette Wohlfarth wants to pass on the enthusiasm she has for her profession to young people and hopefully awaken their interest in a practical work experience or a traineeship in this line of business.
The pupils showed great interest in the information Yvette Wohlfarth gave them regarding the personal suitability for the job. Using examples from her daily work duties (order processing for goods going abroad, introduction of various types of dangerous goods and their associated labels, currency conversion, calculation of freight charges on the basis of an offer, intercultural issues, etc.) she was able to highlight, which school subjects are later of importance in the business of freight/logistics.
Naturally, the humorous side of things was also not neglected, making the two double lessons very entertaining.
The Chamber of Commerce very much welcomes the creation of networks between schools and regional companies. These networks should support and help young people in finding the right path to choosing a career.
The secondary school in Plochingen was founded in 1953 and is attended by nearly 600 pupils from Plochingen, Deizisau and Altbach.
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