13-STRONG GIRL POWER AT FISCHER SPORTS
The Upper Austrian company Fischer Sports has two anniversaries to its name this year. On the one hand there is the 90-year anniversary of the family-owned company, plus it is the tenth year that the company has taken part in the Girls' Day event in Upper Austria.
In the course of this international day of action, 13 girls had the opportunity to get a taste of the technology behind the scenes for a day. The aim at Fischer Sports was to enable the girls to get to know the exciting world of sport and manufacturing and spark an interest in unfamiliar careers.
"The Girls' Day is a first-class opportunity to gather experience in the technical field. It gives young girls the chance to see what goes on in the day-to-day work at a modern production company and demonstrate their manual skills there," says Elisabeth Kriechbaumer, Head of Human Resources at Fischer Sports.
Roman Petermann, who has been in charge of the apprentices' workshop at Fischer Sports for a number of years and is responsible for their training is rightly proud of the achievements in the past events: "The girls produce excellent pieces of work every year which they can then take home with them. They can put themselves to the test and get a feel for the world of Fischer Sports."
All participants were full of enthusiasm and can well imagine sending an application to the family-owned company to start out in a career there. "I'm a passionate skier myself and I'm always on Fischer skis on the slopes in winter. This is why I really wanted to spend Girls' Day here. When I'm older I'll certainly send them a job application," is what one participant said.