We believe in the benefits of knowledge sharing with a long-term perspective and we therefore support various educational initiatives.
We feel it is important to introduce children to science and technology from an early age. Our Czech colleagues focus on young children by supporting the regional final of the 'Young Chemist' competition, which is designed for primary school pupils.
Synthon sro sponsored the 'Overcome yourself' project, which aims to determine the general public's level of awareness about multiple sclerosis (MS) and to efficiently inform the public about the disease and the life of MS patients. Members of the Czech MS patient organization visited our plant for a short presentation and a guided tour.
Synthon Argentina organized a four hour free workshop 'Skills and tools to get your first job' for chemistry students at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. The workshop included topics such as how to create a good CV, how is the recruitment process organized (both traditional and non-traditional), what are companies looking for in terms of skills, competencies and diversity, job search engines, LinkedIn, mobile apps and new recruitment tech trends. Thirty-five students attended the workshop.
Every year, Synthon Argentina organizes several plant tours for students. These tours consist of a company presentation, an EHS training and visits to several parts of the production plant and analytical operations. Last year, we received two groups of chemistry students and their professor from Universidad Nacional de Rosario and a group of twenty chemical engineering students from different parts of Argentina, who were attending the XXI National Congress of Chemical Engineering Students in Rosario city.
In June, Synthon Blansko hosted the final presentations of their 'Best thesis in organic chemistry' competition. This competition is organized for university students doing a master's degree in organic chemistry. The three best students were invited to Synthon to present and defend their thesis in person.