The ceremony for signing the agreement between Girbau S.A. and Uvic was held on October 9th at the University of Vic, and as a result Girbau now forms a part of the Comprehensive Studies and Work Training programme, known as the Sí-Sí (Yes-Yes) grants (I study and I work). Jordi Montaña, the principal of the University of Vic, attended the ceremony, as did the director of the Escola Politècnica Superior, Jordi Villain; while Girbau was represented by the company’s managing director Pere Girbau, and Enric Pons, director of R & D.
The aim of the Sí-Sí grants is to offer students training that is highly competitive and adapted to the needs of the company, combining the studies of a degree in Mechatronic Engineering with professional experience in companies in the sector from the very first day.
According to Pere Girbau "the Comprehensive Studies and Work Training programme is very interesting because it allows companies’ requirements to be linked to the training requirements of tomorrow's professionals ", and added that, "strengthening the bonds of knowledge, we as companies can benefit from having people who can contribute fresh and new ideas".
For his part, Jordi Montaña viewed the fact that a company like Girbau was supporting this program very positively, pointing to it as one more example of how "University and business can work together on a project that affects both the training of the student and the company in a highly positive way."
With this signature there are now 12 companies that offer grants to prospective students of the University of Vic's degrees in Food Technology and Management, Multimedia, Environmental Science and Mechatronics. These twelve companies are, in order of incorporation: Noel Alimentaria, Casa Tarradellas, Forn Altarriba, Casa Mas, Monells, Patel, Grup Baucells, Softvic, Mind The Byte, Tuatara Aplicacions TIC, Isern Medical Telecom, Codorniu and Girbau S.A.