Holcim Romania, in partnership with Corporate Dynamics International, launched the second edition of "Build your future". The educational program was developed during the period April 10-16 and June 12-18 2006, in Alesd, Campulung, and Turda. The number of 11th-grade high school students was doubled this year, and the training and personal development courses were conducted for 120 students. The young participants gained more confidence and, also, abilities useful for succeeding, both personally and professionally.
The aim of the courses within the "Build your future" program is to empower, motivate and offer a vision on the future, and also the most appropriate approach for the success of the students in their last years of high school education. This year also the training courses were interactive and practical, with lots of exercises and role playing.
"The success 'Build your future' enjoyed within high school students from the local communities in which we are active has convinced us to continue the program this year as well and to increase the number of participants twofold. These courses are helping the young people to easily choose their path of life, to discover values and principles needed for success, and to fully use their potential for building their future," said Markus Wirth, General Manager of Holcim Romania.
"Build you future" was initiated in 2005 by Holcim Romania, and the courses have been conducted by experts from Corporate Dynamics International. This personal development program offers high school students, during five interactive sessions, knowledge on efficient communication and networking, self assessment, career planning, efficient study, social conduct, and CV writing. At the end of the program, each participant presented his/her personal development plan, based on the knowledge acquired within the training courses.
"The creed and mission of the consultants from Corporate Dynamics are to positively change lives through our programs. We feel that, together with Holcim, our traditional partner, we succeed in contributing to the personal and professional development of the young people involved in the second edition of ' Build your future 2006' program, and also to promoting social responsibility within the communities in Romania," said Decebal Leonard Marin, Managing Partner of Corporate Dynamics International.
"I believe each of us had something to learn. I realized that confidence, will, and tenacity are of great importance. Should one have a plan, then that person can be considered responsible for their own future," concluded one of the participants while evaluating the program.
"Build your future" program is part of the sustainable development strategy developed by Holcim Romania for the local communities where the company operates. Social responsibility has always been a cornerstone in the activities of Holcim Romania for a sustainable development, the company being involved in social responsibility projects developed within the local communities, under the slogan "We care".
Holcim (Romania) S.A. is the Romanian subsidiary of Holcim Group Ltd, one of the world's leading suppliers of cement, as well as aggregates (gravel and sand), concrete and construction-related services. One of the top players in the world construction materials industry, the Group is based in Switzerland and has majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents. Holcim is also one of the first international players in the construction industry to have invested in Eastern Europe after 1989.
Holcim (Romania) S.A. currently operates 3 cement plants, in Turda, Campulung and Alesd, 15 environmentally-friendly ready-mixed concrete plants and 4 aggregates plants. Holcim (Romania) S.A. currently has approximately 1,300 employees. The website of the company is www.holcim.ro.