Liepaja is the third largest city in Latvia. Due to the financial crisis there are a lot of unemployed people in the Liepaja area. Trelleborg Wheel Systems in Liepaja started a trainee program, to give one unemployed person a chance to get a whole new profession.
Some labour markets suffered a lot during the financial crisis in Latvia, resulting in a number of people with skills that wasn’t really requested. The field of metal processing though is still strong, especially in the Liepaja area, with a lot of growing companies. Therefore TWS Liepaja decided to make a contribution by taking in Karlis Lauberts and train him to be a welder.
- Apart from being trained in the actual work, he also got the experience of working with quality and environmental policies, code of conduct and things like that, says Una Lutere, administrator at TWS Liepaja.
Due to good progress in the business, TWS Liepaja found the opportunity to offer Karlis Lauberts a job right after the training program. There are also plans to take in a new unemployed person.
- I used to be a carpenter but was unemployed. The trainee program gave me the chance to become a welder, which has given me a new experience and also more stability to my family because my profession is now more requested. After the program I was also lucky to get a job at TWS Liepaja, and new colleagues. Now I have a much better chance to fulfil my dreams for the future, says Karlis Lauberts.
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