Alro S.A., the largest aluminium producer in continental Europe (excluding Russia and the Scandinavian Peninsula), supports the Romanian Olympic winners in Physics by equipping the laboratories of the Ion Maiorescu National College in Giurgiu. The Company offered a RON 100,000 sponsorship for the purchase of laptops, video projectors, printers and other multimedia devices for ensuring that their work is carried out at the highest standards.
Traditionally, Romanian students have had outstanding results in the international Physics or Mathematics competitions, and these students can become the specialists we need in the future,” said Gheorghe Dobra, CEO Alro. “They are now, at that moment when they need our support, to be able to achieve great results and to qualify in the professions where we need their knowledge. This is why we have decided to actively get involved in providing the necessary material basis for their training sessions, thus contributing to the creation of a base of future specialists from which the Romanian economy can benefit, as well.”
By providing this equipment for the Physics laboratories, each group of students can perform all laboratory work as included in the Physics curriculum, including experiments required for Olympics and school competitions, in areas such as electricity, thermodynamics and heat, mechanics, magnetism and optics.
“Besides carrying out practical activities by our students, this new and advanced technology equipment provided to the Physics laboratory, will also help the teachers who can perform the more difficult experiments that can now be done for all areas of the Physics department,” affirmed Petre-Mihai Cornea, Chief of Physics Department at the Ion Maiorescu National College, Giurgiu.
Alro has a complex strategy to support the technical education in Romania. The Company has established, in cooperation with Slatina Metallurgical Technical College and with the support of the City Hall of Slatina, the first dual education program in Olt County, with 27 students who are trained theoretically and practically for a period of three years and who will learn both theoretical and practical aspects of the job over a three-year curriculum and will graduate as equipment and industrial installation mechanics. Alro will offer internships and a monthly RON 200 scholarship for each student as well as a daily hot meal for the duration of the internships. Alro has already taken steps towards establishing a new class for the following year, training future electricians and industrial equipment mechanics. This class will have 28 students.
The Company has traditionally been involved in the training of future employees. Thus, Alro has partnerships with high school, post-secondary and universities (Technical Metallurgic College in Slatina, the Polytechnic Universities in Bucharest and Brasov, the University of Craiova etc.).