MILOS was busy in April and May this year holding their annual Product Academy at both Milos s.r.o. (Headquarters and factory) in Roudnice nad Labem, Czech Republic, and Milos (Guangzhou) Ltd. (factory) in Guangzhou, China.
The Product Academy has been designed to provide attendees with the knowledge and skills they require for working safer and more professionally while carrying out rigging duties and constructing support structures.
Attendees in the Czech Republic were not only from locally based companies, but also from Slovakia, Germany, England, Scotland and Australia. The Product Academy in China included participants from China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, as well as from Australia, New Zealand and Kenya.
The two-day academy at each location was a team effort by professionals from both inside and outside of MILOS. Eric Porter, certified rigging consultant and internationally renowned rigging professional, gave rigging presentations and provided rigging consultations. Norbert Tripp, Area Four Industries Technical Director and structural engineer, held presentations that covered the ins and outs of static calculation theory. Both took questions from participants, going into deeper group and one-on-one discussions to provide answers and give practical advice on rigging procedures and working safely with various structures.
MILOS Sales Coordinator, Michal Zykan, covered truss design, while Brand Manager Marek Zubor took workshop participants on tours of each factory. Key personnel from both factories provided attendees with a complete overview of products and carried out dedicated product demonstrations.
On each evening, attendees were treated to a fun and exciting night of entertainment – in Prague for the Academy held in the Czech Republic, and in Panyu (a nearby district of Guangzhou) for the Academy held in China.
At the conclusion of each academy, attendees received a “Certificate of Completion” that now serves as confirmation of the increased knowledge and skills they had gained during the two-day program.
Men at Work’s (India) Mankaran Singh, who attended the workshop in China, summed up the general feeling of all attendees when saying, “Thank you for the wonderful workshop at your Guangzhou factory. It was a pleasure having met some new faces and discussed important rigging concepts at length. Your technical support and hospitality remains unmatched. I look forward to attending more workshops in the future and enhancing my knowledge.”
The team are already gearing up for their next MILOS Product Academies that will be held in the same period next year at Milos s.r.o. in the Czech Republic and at Milos (Guangzhou) Ltd. in China.
Remember that the MILOS Product Academy is always free to attend. You only need to cover your travel and hotel expenses. Everything else is taken care of!