Paloma d.d., Sladki Vrh
By Suzana Kranjc, Alicia Leonor Sauli Miklavčič
Compulsory apprenticeships for students is organized to have a chance to work together, to gain experience on the one hand, and to identify potentials for the future on the other.
Every year, three times the company publishes a tender for performing compulsory apprenticeships on their internal bulletin boards. They want to give the opportunity of compulsory apprenticeships especially to the children of their employees.
However, the apprenticeships that they can provide depend on:
- the number of applications
- the availability of mentors in individual areas of work
Students have to indicate in what education program they are studying, the number of hours of practice and the practice timetable (eg every day / x weeks or months, 1x weekly, etc.) and their contacts.
The mentor, on the basis of the proposed program and guidelines from the PHEI, prepares an apprenticeship program to be carried out within the organization. In this respect, coordination between school and business is important.
There are no specific methods for evaluation. The mentor assesses student participation, engagement, proactivity, attitude to work, colleagues and superiors, and mentors.
Overall higher satisfaction of all parties involved and clearer insight into the whole process of apprenticeship by all three parties.
Mentorships are not particularly rewarded at the moment.
The permanent two-way communication between the student and the mentor is ongoing in the process of performing apprenticeship. The student prepares the final diploma thesis/paper. The mentor gives a final assessment and evaluation.
The company has trained mentors who have completed CPU mentoring training in maintenance, energy, manufacturing, machine maintenance, ecology and logistics.