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- Cooperation with such important industrial partners as Mercedes-Benz is an important element of the education of students, who can thus gain the experience necessary for further development and building their careers already at the stage of their studies, says Prof. Dariusz Lydzba, Vice-Rector for Cooperation at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.

Students will benefit from the cooperation

The agreement concluded will allow male and female students to participate in an internship programme at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Jawor. This will enable the participants to prepare for the requirements of the labour market, gain the necessary experience and use the knowledge gained during their studies in practice.

Benefits for Mercedes-Benz

- The plant in Jawor is particularly interested in cooperation with branches of the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. This is because they are mainly attended by young people from the surrounding areas, for whom a job at such a concern, but located outside large agglomerations, is an attractive offer," says Tadeusz Lewandowski, Ph.D., director of the Legnica Branch of the Wroclaw University of Technology, the initiator of the cooperation on the part of the university.

The factory will produce four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines and electric batteries for passenger cars from 2019. In addition, the company has signed an agreement for the construction of a new plant to produce new electric vans.

We are strongly connected to the region and want to contribute as much as possible to its development. Working in a place like the Mercedes factory in Jawor, a modern plant based on the principles of Industry 4.0, we perfectly understand the importance of proper education.

Ewa Korwek, HR Director and Member of the Management Board of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland

- We want to help young people in Lower Silesia to make a conscious choice of their future career, to enter the labour market. It is only thanks to cooperation between business, teachers and educational institutions that we can develop Polish vocational education," she adds.

The factory already employs 1,300 people and the new plant will employ a further 1,500.