Stockdorf/Munich – November 7, 2018 – The Commerce and Tourism Development Corporation for the District of Starnberg (gwt – Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Tourismusentwicklung im Landkreis Starnberg) has presented Webasto with the 2018 Business Award from the district of Starnberg. The gwt is thereby honoring the sustainably high quality and great diversity of the training offered by the international automotive supplier headquartered in Stockdorf. For the first time this year the Business Award was presented to training organizations in three categories, depending upon the size of the company. Webasto received the award for the "Best Training Organization in the Starnberg/Ammersee Region" in the "Company with over 100 employees" category. At the prize award ceremony on November 6, 2018 at the town hall in Gilching, Karl Roth, head of the district authority of the Starnberg district, presented the prize to the Chairman of the Management Board of Webasto SE, Dr. Holger Engelmann and the company's training manager, Andrea Bodner.
Beyond the purely professional issues, the ten-person jury was primarily impressed by the innovative methods used to convey the training content, the provision of individual support for young people and the company's commitment to young talents. At the award ceremony, Holger Engelmann explained: "By providing diverse and well-founded training in an internationally successful technology company, Webasto is opening up the best future prospects for young people. We want to awaken their enthusiasm for our exciting industry, our products and our corporate culture so that we can co-design the future of mobility together." Andrea Bodner thanks all of the trainers at Webasto for their special commitment to training young talents. The gwt award is both confirmation and motivation for the training manager.
This year, 52 apprentices and students of work-study programs throughout Germany started a training at Webasto – 22 of these are at the company's sites in Stockdorf und Gilching, with equal numbers of students and apprentices at each site. At the career day on November 16, 2018 at the company's headquarters in Stockdorf, Webasto will provide information about training opportunities and possibilities for career advancement with the automotive supplier.