The port welcomes 80 students from the region, Copyright krischerfotografie
At the event “Dialog mit der Jugend” (Dialog with Youth), Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) answered the questions of approximately 80 students. Initiativkreis Ruhr (IR), of which duisport is a member, launched the “Dialog mit der Jugend” initiative 20 years ago under the motto “Raus aus den Klassenzimmern, rein in die Unternehmen” (Out of the classrooms into the companies).
Students at Theodor-König-Gesamtschule (Duisburg), Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium (Dinslaken) and Gymnasium an der Wolfskuhle (Essen) had prepared for this talk as part of their lessons and by visiting the port beforehand.
Asked about the training opportunities in the Port of Duisburg, Staake responded: “We offer training for many different occupations. The logistics industry is an exciting sector and offers enormous potential.” And most of those who complete their training are also taken on by the company.
Staake noted that the company's willingness for constant innovation was duisport’s success formula. Therefore he advised the students: “Always maintain a sense of curiosity and courage.”