Our work with educational institutions is key to the long-term success and sustainability of our business and our industry. Mondi Świecie has employed graduates and invested in education in the region for many years. Its primary goals are to secure a regular inflow of highly qualified employees, including young engineers and operators, and to build a scientific intellectual base for the papermaking industry. This focus on education has added benefits, supporting young people to reach their personal goals and raising competence levels in the local labour market – whether people go on to work in our mill, for our suppliers and customers, or in other areas of industry.
In 2018, Mondi Świecie supported a wide range of educational activities, including:
Visits to secondary schools in partnership with the Secondary Technical School of Papermaking and to all upper-level secondary schools in the region to encourage students to choose further technical education and develop careers as engineers and operators;
An open-door event at the Secondary Technical School of Papermaking and Electrical Engineering, which resulted in an increase in interest among potential candidates;
A teaching module on ‘Production process equipment and process control in the papermaking industry’ as part of our cooperation with Secondary Technical Schools of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering in Świecie. So far, more than 150 students have graduated from this programme, with seven receiving university scholarships from Mondi and more than 50 gaining employment with us;
‘Paper products’ classes for students of the Upper Secondary School Complex in Świecie, conducted by our employees. Students learn about areas of production and see processes in action at our facilities. Many become valuable job candidates later on;
Work with a number of universities including Łódź University of Technology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, the University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz and Gdańsk University of Technology;
Occupational training and individual practical training for graduate students who would like to broaden their practical knowledge; and
Scientific scholarships and funds for students who wish to study for a masters degree, including supporting them with learning English.