On Friday 16 March 2012 a group of our students led by Elena Jimenez (teacher) and Ognjen Dedagic (Development Office) visited the Wärtsilä factory and premises in Trieste. The visit was part of the program called <Discovering "made in" Friuli Venezia Giulia> designed to introduce our students to Italy's unique heritage by visiting differents centres of excellence within the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
The UWC Adriatic group was welcomed by our Alumna Erika Suerz (UWC Adriatic 1996-98, Italy) Learning&Development Manager in Wärtsilä who introduced our students to the Wärtsilä corporate dimension through a detailed and tailored presentation. The students were very interested in all the aspects and strategies of this huge company. In fact, Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets.
After a lively Q&A session, the visit continued with a tour of the factory production sites. UWC Adriatic students were accompanied by Fabio Rumaz who, in a very clear and understandable way, explained the production cycle and how these enormous engines are assembled.
We would like to thank Francesca Montico (Communications officer), Fabio Rumaz (Engineer and guide to Production processes) and, of course, Erika for their warm welcome and a truly interesting and stimulating afternoon in Wärtsilä.
We hope this visit is the start of a new tradition and that next year other students will have the chance to visit and learn from the Wärtsilä factory tour experience.