Today NEWAG is striving to develop students’ competences in order to employ the best graduates in the future.
Students of Politechnika Krakowska [Cracow University of Technology]: Elżbieta Bołoz, Natalia Grzyb, Marek Kalinowski and Daniel Statucki are the first to receive scholarships funded by NEWAG. The scholarships amounting to PLN 1100 monthly are offered by NEWAG IP Management, a daughter company of NEWAG Group in order to support the most talented and committed students majoring in Management and Production Engineering, specialisation: Engineering of Mass Transport Means. The scholarship is granted for one semester but can be extended if students complete their industry placement earlier and if their GPA per semester is at least 4.5.
The first scholarships were officially granted to the students of the Cracow University of Technology on 14 March 2017 at the NEWAG Design Office located in Cracow at Klimeckiego street. The young people will hold their semester-long industry placement there or at NEWAG’s headquarters in Nowy Sącz during which they will perform designated tasks while being monitored by their supervisors. These tasks will mainly include design and development of technical documentation for rail vehicles and manufacturing of rail vehicles. This is in the latter field where the students will build new skills and professional competencies which will in future result in getting a good job with the leading company. Competence development and management are main goals of NEWAG IP Management sp. z o.o. which was founded in 2014. The scholarship programme called “Prodesse in posterum” looks into the future and offers the most talented students of Cracow University of Technology an opportunity for personal and professional development.
The official ceremony of granting the scholarships held on 14March was attended by Józef Michalik, President of NEWAG IP, Grzegorz Zając, Ph.D., acting Head of the Institute of Rail Vehicles and Maciej Górowski – Head of Research and Development Department at NEWAG, who is also a coordinator of the scholarship programme. The programme will be continued at the beginning of 2017/2018 academic year.