Roofer training nominated Dansk Industri’s DI award
Every year, the Danish DI prize is awarded to a member company who has made a special contribution within one theme that is relevant to business and society. In 2021 a company that had done a special effort to create equal opportunities at the workplace was awarded.
Phoenix Tag Materials in Vejen has taken the initiative to a trainee training of roofers where the students are mainly young adults with several defeats in the baggage are given a chance to get closer to the labor market and an everyday life. The goal of the education is to get an apprenticeship with a roofer company. Thus it gives them a fresh start and hopefully a new and lasting direction in life, where the profession as a roofer becomes the road to adulthood.
The background to the project is the labor shortage prevailing in the roofing industry. The training takes place in collaboration with several partners; business, municipalities, employment services, trade unions, and the Danish Ministry of Labor.
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL-DROPOUTS IN DENMARK
Phønix Tag Materialer in Vejen, Denmark, has taken an initiative for a trainee program of roofers. The students are mainly young with several defeats in their life who get a chance to get closer to the labor market and a daily life where they both learn and contribute. The goal of the training is to get an apprenticeship with a roofing company. This will give them a fresh start and hopefully a new and lasting direction in life, where the roofing profession will be the way into adulthood.
The background to the project is the labor shortage that prevails in the roofing industry. The Apprenticeship program is a joint project with several partners; roofing contractors, municipalities, employment services, trade unions, and the Danish Ministry of Labor.
The first 26 students began in March 2020 and the program was inaugurated by the Danish Minister of Labor Mr Troels Lund Poulsen.
In Denmark, the project “Coffee with Paul-Erik” has been initiated due to the corona pandemic. Employees in the Danish organization can have a coffee once a month with the business area manager Paul-Erik Rask via the video function Teams on the Internet. Paul-Erik gives information about the business and all online can talk to him.
SOCIAL MEDIA TO KEEP THE ORGANIZATION IN TOUCH
There are various examples of how companies in the Group use social media to keep in touch with employees. In Finland, roofers who are out in the field have an app through which they can easily get information and talk to colleagues and the management.