The Hans Huber Foundation and the FH SCHWEIZ foundation have awarded the Graubünden specialty chemicals company Ems-Chemie the National Apprenticeship Award, announced a statement. "There are very few companies which provide such good perspectives and support as here," commented Christian Fiechter, President of the Hans Huber Stiftung, as he presented the award to Ems CEO Magdalena Martullo.
Ems-Chemie offers apprenticeships in 15 different professions. As well as around 140 Ems apprentices, the company trains some 100 for other companies, with all apprentices offered the opportunity to work abroad. "It is a particularly valuable experience to be able to find one's own way, away from home, independently and in another country," said Martullo. In her speech, she thanked all those who are active every day in apprentice instruction. "Our success is dependent on our employees. 75% of all employees have apprenticeship qualifications," she said.
The Graubünden cantonal minister for education, Jon Domenic Parolinimit, attended the awards ceremony. He stated how proud he is to have the best Swiss apprentice training company "on his doorstep". This kind of commitment is not to be taken as a matter of course and the community has benefited strongly from it over the last decade.