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ACHEMA Worldwide News 2/2014

Worldwide News THE ACHEMA STUDY COURSE Maybe all that glitters is not gold in Germany’s education system — but the dual approach of combining practice-oriented elements with theoretical learning modules certainly is a great asset. DECHEMA is supporting this approach in many ways through various activities, and ACHEMA’s Study Course is just one of them. DR. THOMAS SCHEURING The idea behind our study course at ACHEMA is quite simple: We offer future chemists and engineers hands-on experience through exhibits they can touch on the world’s most comprehensive display of process technology. “Experience the whole world of process engineering” is the slogan during the ACHEMA week, and appropriately it is also the headline of the little information brochure we have compiled for students. Students, as well as pupils, have the chance to experience the full scale of process technology, get information on job profiles, even make first contacts with potential employers. From small laboratory devices or the most advanced automation concepts to complete pharmaceutical packaging lines: With thousands of exhibits ACHEMA is showcasing state-ofthe art technology in a comprehensiveness which cannot be found elsewhere. So the whole world of process technology is literally at their hands — an opportunity for the young generation which only comes every three years. At DECHEMA we consider this a chance not to be missed, and we feel it is our obligation to make this wealth of information accessible for the young generation: Eventually they are the experts, customers, and decision makers of tomorrow! So how does it work: Students register beforehand, together with their academic tutor who is supposed to accompany his or her group. DECHEMA is then sponsoring travel costs as well as giving support with some basic logistics. Plus, there is no entrance fee for students’ groups. The study course program is being complemented by additional lectures particularly for tutors and teachers, and of course these groups have access not only to the exhibition but the conference as well, with all the lectures, plenary events and panel discussions for additional inspiration. Special Career Day That means ACHEMA is an invaluable chance for the young attendees to get detailed and comprehensive insight into an industry which is versatile and futureorientated like few others. At each ACHEMA regularly more than 10,000 students make use of this offer. There is one particular day — the “career day” on Thursday, organized in cooperation with the German web portal “job vector” — which is especially dedicated to this clientele, and young professionals can get guidance and advice for their first steps towards the job market. One final word: We are aware that groups of students entering an exhibition booth are not necessarily always welcome, particularly if the stand staff is already busy talking to some regular attendees. Nevertheless we would like to ask you, our valuable exhibitor, for your understanding and patience once a student group enters your booth during the event. ACHEMA’s student program is important not only for us and the young academics, but for you as well: These young people will be your customers or co-workers of tomorrow, and they deserve your attention. n T. Scheuring is CEO of DECHEMA Exhibitions. 14 A special edition from PROCESS


ACHEMA Worldwide News 2/2014
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