LUK Recruits for Jobs Program
Recently, Markus Steinberger, a representative for Schaeffler Luk, presented a slideshow to WHS students addressing the past, present and future of Schaeffler Group, their advancements in the engineering field, as well talking about career opportunities.
Schaeffler Luk, located in Wooster, focuses on the production of automotive parts in electric and gas vehicles.
Steinberger said the goal for his presentation was to teach and make students aware of the opportunities that Schaeffler can offer to those who have an interest in the field, as well as informing students about the pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship and co-op programs offered at Schaeffler.
“It is a big deal for us not only to show students what we do, but explain how we are excited about what we do over here at Schaeffler,” Steinberger said.
The presentation gave students a look at many of the products Schaeffler produces, such as torque converters and clutches, as well showing off the company’s positive and robust growth throughout recent years, despite the recession. The company has a history going back many decades and is German in origin.
Nick Despoy (12) believed the presentation was professional as well as informative. Despoy hopes to pursue a degree in engineering at The Ohio State University.
“A lot of students do not know the importance of engineering nowadays, so it was nice to see a presentation that can hopefully spread the word to more upperclassmen who might be wanting to choose a major or career in engineering,” Despoy said.
The coordinators of the event, WHS math teachers Christine Mascotti-Rasor and Regina Bernadine, believe it was a great opportunity for students, and was beneficial to their learning experiences.
“I thought it was a great opportunity for students to see what really goes in a large business that is also local,” Mascotti-Rasor said.
Mascotti-Rasor hopes to continue and build on this experience by planning to take a field trip to Schaeffler. Her intention for this trip is to give students an opportunity to see what possible career paths may await them in their professional future, where math will be increasingly relevant.