Uniser - ITS+ Maker
Pietro is an Italian participant from Uniser Projekt ITS+, that in coordination with ZNI spent his summer in Maribor, working in a production area of the company Zlatorog Oprema. His duties include manual work like assembling mechanical components, as well as administrative work, such as preparing files for the clients. He finds his work very interesting and keeps asking his mentor and co-workers for more and more duties. He has also enough time to work on his personal project, where he can use his theoretical skills gained during his studies and turn them to the reality.
During last month he also joined other foreign participants in discovering different parts of Slovenia like its capital city Ljubljana, Koper and Velika planina and he also made a trip for a weekend to Vienna.
According to his reports, he has already gained lots of confidence by working in a foreign environment and socialising with new, mostly foreign people and also these activities have turned him from a quite shy to more confident and open minded person. These types of experiences can sometimes be even more valuable and important than the practical ones.
Giacomo is another participant from Italy working as a mechanic in Avto Koletnik company in Maribor. This working position was provided to him by ZNI. In Koletnik, Giacomo is doing various types of work within a friendly atmosphere and under the supervision of a friendly mentor. His duties include preparing working area, changing car tires and checking cars before having them serviced. During the end of his practice, his co-workers also invited him to go for a go-kart together, where he had a great time. He also enjoyed exploring other parts of Slovenia in a sunny and warm summer weather. Among other trips, he visited the capital city Ljubljana and the mountain Velika Planina with other Italian participants. They even made it to the Slovene coast and over to Trieste, maybe to reduce their homesickness a bit.
Michele is our participant from Italy to whom ZNI provided work placement in one of the leading European and global corporations in the field of Automotive technologies and Industrial technologies, HIDRIA in coastal city Koper. Michele says that he really likes his job because it fully reflect his student profile and he also speaks very positively about his tutor in the company, which makes his working tasks very various, so Michele can get to know as much as possible from the whole company.
In his free time Michele explored his neighbourhood in Koper, but he also visited the nearby cities of Piran and Portorož. On the weekend he also organised trip to Ljubljana where he participated in colour run!