One of the highlights of EMO 2005 was its Special Youth Show, which was designed to attract new recruits to the mechanical engineering sector. This event was organized jointly by the VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) and the DMG-Trainingsakademie in Bielefeld, Germany. Under the motto “Mechanical Engineering: a Power Profession,” the 400-m² show tried to entice prospective engineers with what the profession has to offer, both now and in the future.
Young visitors were able to find out about jobs, key areas of activity, and development prospects in the manufacturing sector. They had the opportunity to talk to exhibitors, trainees and young engineers, and to make useful contacts.
The Special Youth Show was not the only EMO activity with educational goals. On September 15, EMO’s “Teachers’ Day,” teaching staff from colleges of further education were shown the latest technology for use in day-to-day lessons. The German Minister for Education and Research, Edelgard Bulmahn, attended the stand to participate in this special event.