For one week the students took part in a morning training programme with MARINI BOMAG managers on various topics of general interest such as marketing, personnel management, production and logistics, client training, maintenance and safety on the work site. In the afternoon, divided into 4 work groups, the students developed a layout project for paver finisher seating, choosing whether to concentrate on its design or improving the seat movement. This project enabled the students to perform team work, putting their knowledge to the service of the group in order to reach a common goal. The rest of the time saw the students involved in the company’s workshops in a real hands-on work experience. To conclude the event, a visit to the MARINI asphalt plant in Bosco Mesola (Ferrara) was organized.
A truly engaging experience which provided food for thought for everybody involved in the project. It is hoped that this cooperation between school and workplace will continue in the future.