Panasonic Launches Its First Training Centre in Slovenia
On Thursday, 13 June 2019, the Japanese company Panasonic launched its first training centre in Slovenia. The launching ceremony was attended by the Minister of Economic Development and Technologies Zdravko Počivalšek, the Japanese Ambassador Masaru Yoshida, the Mayor of the Municipality of Hoče-Slivnica Marko Soršak, representatives of Panasonic, Slovenian and foreign investors of commercial objects, residential areas, hotels, and public institutions.
The training centre with an area of 85 square metres located in the industrial zone of the Municipality of Hoče-Slivnica will provide training for young installers, repairmen, investors, and designers. The centre exhibits the latest Panasonic developments in air conditioning and heat pumps. According to Zdravko Počivalšek, such centres will link the education system and business by training highly qualified personnel and will be the basis for achieving higher added value and technology development.
It should be noted that over 50 similar Panasonic centres operate in other countries of the world, in particular in Germany, France, Croatia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. As for Slovenia, in the future, it is planned to open another similar centre in Ljubljana.
It should be added that during the visit to Slovenia, the Japanese delegation also signed a letter of intent with the Secondary School of Computer Science and the Technical Education Centre (Maribor) in order to establish links between the economy and the education system.
Panasonic is one of the leading companies in the development of various electronic technologies and solutions for consumer electronic appliances, companies working in the field of civil engineering, automotive industry and B2B, with more than a century of experience in selling their products in 120 countries. Panasonic has been working in the field of heating, air conditioning and cooling since 1958. In October 2018, in the Czech city of Plzeň, the company started the production of air-water heat pumps, which are intended to contribute to the European trends in the manufacture of air conditioning systems using renewable energy sources.