MAINTAL, Germany--NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, is helping to provide German courses for refugees at its headquarter city of Maintal. The company is also offering four-week career orientation internships for young migrants.
The courses are organized by the Working Group Asylum Maintal. The German language course will run through January 2017. NORMA Group is covering the cost of the classes, which already have begun in the Catholic parish of Maintal-Dörnigheim. Up to 25 pupils are being taught German in 45-minute courses held five days a week.
“As an international company with employees from over 40 nations, we view cultural diversity as a core value,” said Werner Deggim, CEO of NORMA Group. “Through our social commitment, we want to support the city of Maintal and promote interaction of its citizens. German language courses and internships for refugees in our community will contribute to this.”
Christine Mayer-Simon from the Working Group Asylum Maintal added: “These young people would otherwise have no access to either language training or vocational orientation. The courses will be able to help them to successfully integrate into society.”
The Working Group had been offering German language courses on a volunteer basis. Around 322 refugees currently live in Maintal, and the municipality will host nearly 500 migrants by the end of this year.
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NORMA Americas is an integral part of the NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology. NORMA Americas manufactures high quality clamps, connectors and fluid systems that safely link a variety of vital components in vehicles, aircraft, trains and ships as well as in water management. With more than 1,300 employees it operates eight production facilities in North and South America with annual sales of more than $265 million. NORMA Americas´ strong brand portfolio includes the brand names BREEZE, Clamp-All, Gemi, NORMA, R.G.RAY and Torca. NORMA Americas is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
About NORMA Group
NORMA Group is an international market and technology leader in engineered joining technology. The company manufactures a wide range of innovative joining technology solutions in three product categories (clamp, connect and fluid) and offers more than 35,000 high-quality products and solutions to more than 10,000 customers in 100 countries. NORMA Group’s joining products can be found in vehicles and trains, ships and aircraft, buildings and water management as well as in applications for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. The company generated sales of around 695 million Euros in 2014. With around 6,000 employees, NORMA Group operates a global network of 22 production facilities as well as numerous sales and distribution sites across Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific. NORMA Group has its headquarters in Maintal, Germany. NORMA Group SE is listed on the German stock exchange (Prime Standard) and included in the MDAX index.