On Thursday, January 18th, 2018, for the second time already, DORACO head office was visited by high-school students wishing to get acquainted with the reality of construction company operations, gain basic knowledge on structural elements of buildings and the specifics of materials being used. The meeting was held as part of the Inspiring Examples programme, which presents attractive aspects of Pomeranian entrepreneurship to young people.
This time DORACO was visited by 12 students of the 2nd High School in Sopot. As before, they were asked to build a construction, under the supervision of DORACO engineers, using uncommon components: tape, jellies and spaghetti pasta. Then their creation was load tested. This way the participants got to know basic rules of construction, stimulated their creativity and learned teamwork. And it was the teamwork that was found essential by young people, who shared their impressions regarding the workshop:
“I’ve learned how to schedule tasks well, work in a group, break stereotypes connected with gender in construction works and also, that even the smallest advice may prove helpful. It was a very nice experience,” Iga said.
Young people discovered that each task contributed to the final success of the group:
“I’ve learned that in teamwork each role counts, even the most (potentially) insignificant one. At first I’d worried that all I was good at was cutting the tape, but then the tape proved to be the key element of the construction. Thank you,” Agata summarized.
The workshop on building a structure consisting of rather unusual elements such as jellies showed young people the basics of construction:
“I know now how a proper structure looks like and which of its elements are the most important. I’ve also learned to share ideas and select the best one,” Ola explained.
The visit ended with a meeting with Ilona Płoszyńska, DORACO HR Manager, who told the high-school students about current labour market needs and expectations the Doraco Construction Corporation had as an employer.
The next meeting with young people will be held in March. And below a short photoreport.