GKV Incentive Prize goes to Gerresheimer apprentice

Ralf Olsen, Managing Director of pro-K Industrieverband Halbzeuge und Konsumprodukte aus Kunststoff e.V. and head of training policy and vocational education at GKV, presenting Korbinian Wallinger with his certificate.
Ralf Olsen, Managing Director of pro-K Industrieverband Halbzeuge und Konsumprodukte aus Kunststoff e.V. and head of training policy and vocational education at GKV, presenting Korbinian Wallinger with his certificate.

Korbinian Wallinger from Bodenwöhr came second out of Germany’s best process engineers for plastics and rubber technology.

Düsseldorf/Wackersdorf, June 04, 2018: Once again, an apprentice/placement student from Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH has been awarded the GKV Incentive Prize. The EUR 5,000 prize money is awarded annually to the plastics and rubber processing engineer apprentices who achieve the highest grades in Germany in their final exams. The prize not only recognizes the performance of the apprentices themselves but also commends the quality of the training provided by their companies or vocational colleges.

As the institution responsible for the vocational training pathway for plastics and rubber processing engineers, the German Association of Plastics Converters (GKV) has been presenting its Incentive Prize to Germany’s best apprentices on this pathway every year since 2001. Apprentices and placement students from Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH are regular winners. This year, Korbinian Wallinger came second with 95 out of a possible 100. CEO of Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH Manfred Baumann congratulated him, saying: “Including the 2018 winner, a total of 13 apprentices and placement students from Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH have now been awarded the prize since 2001. We are just as delighted as our apprentices, whose extraordinary performance is being recognized today. However, we are also proud of our dedicated trainers, who have made this success possible. The demanding market for drug delivery devices and medical and diagnostic products calls for uncompromising quality, which is why our training center fully embraces its role as a breeding ground for talented professionals. In the future, this will not just be limited to plastics engineering. Starting this fall, we will be opening a new apprenticeship course in Wackersdorf for process engineers for glass technology with the aim of expanding our glass team.”