Bremen, August 17, 2018. The space industry is exciting and the space and technology group OHB SE wants to convince young people of this at an early stage. As of today, the exhibition space at the Technische Bildungszentrum Mitte (TBZ) in Bremen, which has now been officially opened by the Senator for Children and Education Dr Claudia Bogedan, shows that a job in space travel is quite cool. Large and small satellite models made by OHB can be seen on 18 square meters of exhibition space. OHB is thus taking a further step in its efforts to attract young talent and in soliciting the interests of students. In addition to other schools and universities, the TBZ is a cooperation partner where OHB employees teach the subject aeronautics and space flight. "As a strong employer at the Bremen location, we want to inspire young people for space travel even at school and thus, of course, for employment at OHB," says Boris Penné, member of OHB System AG’s Management Board. Then the curtain falls, dramatic music sounds and the satellite exhibition shines in the light, with which the apprentices in event technology stage the satellites Envisat, Galileo, MTG and Co.
Senator Bogedan: The cooperation creates practical relevance and good insights
"Bremen is space-city, this should also be reflected in our schools. That's why I'm so happy about the satellite models at the Technical Education Center Mitte. I hope they arouse curiosity for the field and the corresponding professions - and not only among the students of the aerospace technology advanced course. Many thanks to OHB and the TBZ for their great commitment, which is not only expressed in the models, but also in close cooperation - this creates practical relevance and good insights into the working world and the economy," says Dr. Claudia Bogedan.
For school principal Jörg Metag, it is also a concern to inspire young people for jobs in Bremen companies through cooperation: "One of the aims of our school here is to train specialists for Bremen". And it works. Former TBZ students are already working as trainees or employees at OHB, says Boris Penné and continues to motivate the young people: "Working in space flight is an exciting and responsible task. We can't do anything without you. You are the enthusiasts who are shaping the future."