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Buschjost apprentice honoured by the WAGO Foundation: The best toolmaker

The former Buschjost apprentice Eduard Vogel has passed his toolmaker examination with an excellent mark. As a result, he has now been recognised by the WAGO Foundation as the best in the year in the Minden-Lübbecke region.

In 2013, a total of 38 apprentices from the Minden-Lübbecke region achieved an examination result of 2.0 or better in the final examinations of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce or the Chamber of Crafts. The best 32 apprentices received a sponsorship award from the WAGO Foundation, which was presented at the GOP Variety Theatre in Bad Oeynhausen at the beginning of October. 

The WAGO Foundation, which was founded in 1998 by businessman Wolfgang Hohorst from Minden, Germany, aims to provide support to young men and woman at the start of their professional lives. The sponsorship awards, which include amounts of up to €1,000, are awarded to the three best apprentices in the year in their respective apprenticeship trade. The awards are granted in the Minden-Lübbecke region, the location of the WAGO production and administration facility in Minden, in the Kyffhäuserkreis region, the location of the WAGO production facility in Sondershausen in Thuringia, and in the county of Nordhausen. Since its formation, the Foundation has honoured more than 550 apprentices from more than 110 different companies for their outstanding performance, with awards totalling more than €400,000. In 2013 alone, the awards have a total value of more than €40,000.

Among the prize-winners are young industrial managers, industrial mechanics, technical product designers, toolmakers, mechatronic engineers, process mechanics for plastics and rubber engineering, design mechanics and cutting machine operators.