Representing the constant search for innovation and new technologies for Ternium, four young apprentices of the company were highlighted in the regional stage of INOVA, a project designed by Firjan SENAI that promotes a mentorship for students to improve and develop projects.
Students Camila Fernandes (22), Izabela Gomes (20), Larissa da Silva (22) and Leandro Martins (21) won first place in the regional competition with the Collecting Sweeper project. The project aims to provide effective cleaning to the work environment and to encourage sustainability through equipment capable of collecting metals with ferrite magnets, and with the help of a coupled brush and an extractor hood, sweep and vacuum away the remaining dirt.
Project seeks to optimize ergonomics when cleaning environments.
After the invitation from Fijan Senai Santa Cruz instructor Wallace Mendes, the group created the equipment as part of the final project of the apprenticeship course.
Camila Fernandes, a young apprentice of Ternium's Central Maintenance, pointed out that after much research, the students felt the need to develop a sweeper to help and reduce the time spent cleaning the different environments. The initiative was developed to preserve the health and ergonomics of employees.
“We know that Ternium is concerned with recycling materials and improving the well-being of its employees, so our intention was to meet the company's requirements. The sweeper is a piece of equipment that already existed, but ours has the ecological differential that does not exist in the market”, student Larissa Lessa explained.
The youngsters will now participate in the next phase, the "Mostra Inova” (“Inova Show”). The event is scheduled for December 3 and will reward the top eight projects with mentoring by experts who will enhance the proposals over four months, to meet market demands.
“We hope to win the next stage and collaborate even more with Ternium".
“The Young Apprentice Program is already extremely important to discover and develop new talent, and it is a pleasure to have a young person on the team with an applicable, innovative project in our operational area, this talent shows that together we can think of other solutions that will bring even more benefits”, Ternium Maintenance Service Coordinator William Correa highlighted.
“To win the regionals was very rewarding, we were very happy with the result and from now on we are investing in the prototype for the participation in the national competition. We hope to win the next stage and collaborate even more with Ternium”, Camila concluded.
INOVA SENAI is an action aimed at capturing and rewarding projects developed throughout the saga, stimulating creativity, the culture of innovation, and entrepreneurship. Subsequently, the projects will be showcased to companies and investors in Rio de Janeiro.
The Ternium Young Apprentice recruiting process is open for youth between 18 and 21 years old who have finished high school. If you know someone who fits the profile, share this opportunity. Registration is through this link.