LightTrans awarded with i-work-Business Award 2018
The LightTrans International UG has been awarded with the “i-work Business Award” in the category “SME - small and medium-sized enterprises” on 27 November 2018 in Jena, Germany. LightTrans employs 25 employees, thereof 40 percent are international specialists originated from 8 different countries. This international workforce results in intercultural opening and collaboration in the company.
“We are an internationally oriented company with heart and soul. With our efforts and experiences, we aim to increase the visibleness of the topics integration in the corporate landscape of Jena and its region.”, emphasizes Petra Wyrowski, co-founder and shareholder.
The jury of the award for intercultural diversity in Jena was convinced by LightTrans’ extensive company concept. International employees are not only supported during their starting time in Germany, e.g. administrative matters or their apartment search. Especially the togetherness in LightTrans’ working life is focused on cultural diversity: in the office speaking German and English is a matter of course. Experiencing time together, like corporate excursions, taking part in sporting events or games night complement the concept. Additionally an intensive cooperation with the “Abbe School of Photonics” - an optical and photonics oriented education program at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena addresses international students already in the academic environment.
“We value the versatile cultural influences and perspectives of our international specialists, who clearly improve and promote our work and company.” Adds Michael Höschel, Managing Director of LightTrans.
i-work Business Award
The i-work Business Award is awarded by the Business Development Agency Jena and the prestigious Friedrich Schiller University Jena under the patronage of employment minister Heike Werner. The award honors companies which promote intercultural opening for international professionals exemplary. The i-work is part of the project „HiTh–Hochqualifiziert. International. Thüringen.“ supporting international concepts of companies in Jena and its region.