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A. Le Coq Empowers Vocational Education with Scholarship Grants

28. February 2024

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On February 27, scholarships for vocational education were once again distributed at the Beer Museum. Every year, the Olvi Foundation, in collaboration with A. Le Coq and the Tartu Kultuurkapital, awards scholarships worth 5000 euros to the two best students of mechatronics at the Tartu Vocational College (VOCO) and the best technical subject teacher.

The teacher’s scholarship amounts to a total of 3000 euros, divided equally between financial and self-development. The recipient of the scholarship will have the opportunity to attend a professional fair or go on a study trip to the Olvi beverage factory. This year, the teacher’s scholarship was awarded to Rasmus Saar, a teacher in the field of mechatronics. It is worth mentioning that Rasmus Saar was once a scholarship recipient as a student and now teaches young students himself.

Arne Küüt, the head of the Engineering Academy at Tartu Vocational College (VOCO), praised the cooperation between the company and the school: “Our role is to train good specialists who can enter the workforce. It is important to collaborate with companies that contribute with their knowledge and input. Long-term cooperation with A. Le Coq has created a strong link between practical work and what is taught in school.”

The Olvi Foundation’s 1000-euro student scholarships were awarded to Kert Sarik and Jan-Erik Daškov.

“A. Le Coq consistently invests in education. With this scholarship, our goal is to popularize and develop technical vocational education, which helps ensure the growth of qualified and competitive workforce in the industrial sector. In addition to the scholarship, we also participate in teaching and organize a practical module in our factory,” said Katrin Lember, Director of Personnel and Sustainable Development at A. Le Coq.

Kristjan Silm, the director of the Tartu Kultuurkapital, pointed out that A. Le Coq clearly demonstrates a sense of mission and a desire to contribute substantially to education and improve technical education.

The broader aim of awarding A. Le Coq scholarships is to promote and develop technical vocational education in Estonia. Well-prepared and broad-minded technical specialists are needed in almost all areas of life. A. Le Coq aims to demonstrate modern technical solutions applied in a contemporary company to both technical teachers and students and to be a practical partner for VOCO. The Olvi Foundation and A. Le Coq have been awarding scholarships in the technical field since 2007.

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