Academics with MINT qualifications (mathematics, IT, natural sciences, technology) are in high demand as technology experts in German companies. Continental targets young MINT talent in its recruitment. We are working on more than 150 activities at around 45 locations. These range from events for pupils (plant tours, "taster" internships) to support for school lessons and teacher training, as well as seminars, scholarships, and doctoral funding for students.
Since 2007, Continental has also been involved in the IdeenExpo, which was launched in 2007 and takes places every two years.
The IdeenExpo aims to combine spreading knowledge with a strong element of fun. Young visitors in particular can make exciting discoveries and explore science and technology from a new angle. There is a particular focus on career guidance. Institutions, industry associations, professional chambers, and companies provide the visitors with plenty of information about starting a technical career.