26/01/12

Würth Education Award: Teachers exchange their experiences. Apply now for the Würth Education Award 2013

Künzelsau. On Wednesday, 25 January 2012, the Competence Center Economic Education operating under the roof of the Charitable Würth Trust invited 16 teachers to the company headquarters of Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG. Teachers who participate in the Würth Education Award in the current school year were given the opportunity to exchange with colleagues who won the Würth Education Award 2011 with their pupils.

The experience reports of three prize-winning schools from the past year as well as a discussion round formed the central program points of the event. A visit of the exhibition "Pictorial Creations. Emil Wachter on the 90th birthday. Works in the Würth Collection." at the Würth Museum rounded off the visit. "The conversation with the winners of last year helped me a lot. I have gained many valuable ideas", said Karin Fischer, teacher at Hermann Hesse Gymnasium (secondary schools preparing students for university) in Calw.

Würth Education Award: Apply now!

The Würth Education Award is going into a new round: By 31 July 2012, interested schools can apply with their projects for the Würth Education Award 2013 at the Competence Center Economic Education.

Every year, the Competence Center invites bids for the Würth Education Prize, honoring outward-looking school projects on business and the economy. The entrepreneur Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth initiated the award and gave a clear impulse by establishing the Competence Center Economic Education in 2005 to emphasize that knowledge of business ought to be conveyed more in schools. Within this framework, the Competence Center closely cooperates with the Ministry for Education, Youth and Sports in Baden-Württemberg. Winfried Kretschmann, Minister President of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, has assumed patronage of the Würth Education Award.

All secondary schools in Baden-Württemberg without specialization can apply for the Würth Education Award. Unlike many other awards, the rewarded projects are not something that was completed in the past, but project plans to be implemented in the following school year by the respective schools. The primary aim of the projects carried out within this context is to strengthen entrepreneurial and economic thinking and acting at schools.

In a first step, six schools are selected every year from all the applicants, who will receive professional advice and financial support for the implementation of their projects. After one year, the Competence Center Economic Education will present the Würth Education Award, including another EUR 12,000 in prize money, to the best projects.

Please ask Stefanie Wilhelm from the Competence Center Economic Education, phone 07940 15-2092, for more information.