Tegeta Truck & Bus hosted the Ambassador of the Netherlands. Maaike van Koldam visited the first women car mechanics trained by Tegeta as part of the project “Profession Without a Gender,” with the initiative of the NGO “Movement for Change-MFC.”
The company’s representatives showed to guests the service center of “Tegeta Truck and Bus.” Her Excellency, the ambassador evaluated the process of repairing the truck by project participant women, wished them success, and talked to Tegeta and the MFC representatives about their plans.
“We are actively working to empower women in Tegeta. We are pleased to agree to a project supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands – “Profession Without a Gender.” We are glad that Tegeta Truck & Bus is the first in Georgia to be able to train women as truck mechanics. It is noteworthy that they break stereotypes in their daily activities and claim that they can succeed in all professions whatever they want,” said Irakli Papiashvili, Tegeta Motors’ CEO of trucks, buses, and heavy equipment direction.
“It’s crucial that Tegeta Track & Bus allows women to master professions usually considered men’s professions. Women can work in this direction. This proves that a woman can do the same thing as a man,” said Maaike van Koldam, ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
As part of the “Profession Without a Gender” campaign, women have completed a theoretical course on “Long-Term Truck Structure Training” at Tegeta Academy. They are now undergoing practical training at the Tegeta Truck & Bus service center. Upon completing this phase, three women will be employed as truck mechanics.
Tegeta Holding’s company Tegeta Truck & Bus was founded in 2006. The company’s activities include full service of trucks, commercial vehicles, buses, municipal and other types of retail transport, and sales and after-sales services. Tegeta Truck & Bus is the official importer of MAN in Georgia.