“For transmitting all the passion and desire to get involved, for the enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge that you have also transmitted to us”. For this reason, Haidrun Achammer-Kasslatter, president of Markas, awarded to the ten winners of the first Mario Kasslatter scholarship, established in memory of the company’s founder, on the fifth anniversary of his death. The award, dedicated to the children of Markas employees, includes participation in a 7-day study trip to Brighton (England) including English courses, cultural visits and excursions. The jury, composed by Alfredo De Massis, teacher and director of the Center for the management of family businesses at the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Stefano Cavada, Food Blogger and Agnese Bottaro, HR Consultant at EasyRECrue, chose the winners from among several participants coming from all over Italy, aged between 16 and 25 years. School performance, family income and motivation letter were the three elements for the selection of the first 20 finalists. The shortlisted candidates then participated in the second phase of the selection process by sending a short video with the aim of winning over the jury for their originality and determination and thus becoming one of the 10 winners.

“This scholarship – comments Haidrun Achammer-Kasslatter, president of the service company Markas – embodies the spirit of the founder of Markas, my husband Mario Kasslatter because it rewards the initiative, commitment and dedication of young people, who have always been very dear to him. For this reason – concludes the president – we thought of an experiential scholarship such as the study trip abroad, a unique personal and educational opportunity”.

The day also gave the opportunity to discuss with the judges of honour the issues of employment and the prospects for professional development for young people today in the round table ‘Preparing for the world of work: what are the ingredients to be achieved?

The online platform “Alto Adige Innovazione” reports about this in its edition of August 3, 2018.
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