Arash Kazemitazehkand and Joel Decarlifirst, polytechnicians in their 3rd year of apprenticeship at Berufsbildungszentrum Dietikon, won the first prize in the “energy” category for their project “Druckluft an einer Anlage einsparen” ("Reducing Pressurised Air Usage at a Plant”). The polytechnician/design engineer duo Lawrence Visser and Sayed Djadvad Sadjadi (also in their 3rd year of apprenticeship at Berufsbildungszentrum Dietikon) won in the “innovation” category with their project "InsectFarm4u". The team “Wake up – Take a cup” (Luca Hudler, Céline Schlumpf, mediamatics technicians in their 3rd/2nd year of apprenticeship at AXA Winterthur) were overjoyed to be selected for the category of “raising awareness”. Yanice Snijders, Jodie Daniele Aubry and Tricia Victoria Albertini (Employés de commerce 1er an) from the Centre de formation professionnelle Berne francophone ceff COMMERCE in Tramelan, won the main prize in the "planning" category for French-speaking Switzerland. The nine-person team “Solarladestation 3-B” (“Solar Charging Station 3-B”) from the Scuola Professionale Artigianale e Industriale in Mendrisio were also recognised at the Umwelt Arena for their selection as the audience favourite.
EnergieSchweiz is a new main sponsoring partner name-giver
"Klimawerkstatt" has a strong sponsoring partnership to build upon in its anniversary year of 2015/16. EnergieSchweiz is expanding its financial support, which will enable a strong financial groundwork. “Vocational education is an investment in the future. We are impressed by the focus on energy and practical approaches,” said Daniela Bomatter, Managing Director of EnergieSchweiz. Their engagement is also apparent in the name; the project is now called "Energie- und Klimawerkstatt".
The projects goal is to accumulate environmental knowledge and combine commitment with technological skill, innovative spirit and design expertise. The workshop participants’ task is to develop products and projects that reduce CO₂, promote energy efficiency or raise awareness among the general public about everyday actions to prevent climate change. Without professional and financial support from different sources, this Switzerland-wide project is not possible. Multiple sponsors contributed to the funding body this year as well.
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