Flint Group has once again awarded a German scholarship at the Print Media University in Stuttgart. Under this promotional programme, capable apprentices are supported and excellent performance honoured. In addition to any particular successes achieved at a school or university, special value is also placed on high social commitment; therefore, each German scholarship is jointly financed by the German government as well as a company.
From a pool of different candidates, Matthias Rieth was chosen to receive the scholarship.. Following his education as a media designer, Matthias began his bachelor degree programme in print media management in the winter semester 2012/2013. During this degree programme, students received a thorough grounding in the processes and procedures involved in the print, media and packaging industries, graduating after seven semesters with a Bachelor of Science degree.
During a ceremony on 31.07.2013 at the Print Media University, Dr. Erich Frank, Head of Technology Management and Regulatory Affairs at Flint Group, presented the scholarship certificate to Matthias Rieth. Matthias, who was born at the Mosel River in Germany, gained experience in the printing and media industry as a working student. In his leisure time he engages in social projects and works in his parents’ vineyard. While visiting Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, he not only strengthened his command of English, but also gained an insight into different cultures. ”It’s essential for me to learn more about habits and customs of other people to be able to better understand them and to behave properly when being in contact with them“ states Matthias. ”This applies to all areas, no matter whether in business or in leisure time.”
With this scholarship and other projects, Flint Group promotes young talent in the printing industry. There are worldwide diverse partnerships with universities, such as the Technical University in Xi’an (China) or the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok (Thailand), where scholarships and prizes are awarded and practical training programmes in the company are offered.