Vector Germany is actively committed to the following charitable causes:
Die Wissensfabrik – Unternehmen für Deutschland e.V. (nonprofit organization "Knowledge factory – businesses for Germany e.V.") is a group of companies and business-related foundations that sponsors educational projects, start-up companies and young entrepreneurs. The knowledge factory wants to make Germany a more viable place to do business in the future, and to prepare the next generation for global competition.
We at Vector have already partnered with this organization since 2012, and we are living out the idea of the knowledge factory. Over that time period, Vector has successfully initiated more than 10 educational partnerships with schools in the communities of our business sites. The projects "KiTec - Kinder entdecken Technik" ("KiTec – children discover technology") and "Power4School – Schüler entdecken Energie" ("Power4School – pupils discover energy") have given children in-depth experience of technology. We have also provided extensive consultation services to 24 start-ups, winners of the Weconomy competition.
In all of these projects Vector employees have been able to excite young people about technology, the natural sciences and business and to promote knowledge exchange between start-ups and established businesses.
Vector supports students on technical courses with very good grades through scholarships. Vector currently works together with the college at Esslingen, the OTH Regensburg, and the colleges at Reutlingen and Mannheim by providing individual scholarship programs. You will find more information here.
Through its Germany scholarship, Vector supports more than 120 scholars from various disciplines at 12 colleges.
Career Counseling: BORS / BOGY
In the framework of BORS (career counseling at middle schools) and BOGY (career and educational counseling at college-prep high schools) Vector gives primary education students a first look at the occupational world. These practical seminars focus primarily on the IT area (careers as IT specialists or IT system purchasing agents). You will find more information here.
Girls’ Day is a project by the organization "Kompetenzzentrums Technik-Diversity-Chancengleichheit e. V." ("Competence center for technical diversity and equal opportunity e.V."). Vector has been participating in the “Girls‘ Day” campaign since 2003. Here, girls learn about Vector and individual development areas in theory and practice.