Archive for Lipiec, 2011
EDC employee, Lukasz Grabowski, won 1st place in Junior Polish Gliding Championships held in Jelenia Gora between 15th and 24th of July 2011. It is third time in a row that Lukasz has won the JPGC competition. He flew Jantar Standard 2 – a Polish glider.
Lukasz has been gliding since 2001 when he was 16 years old. He took part in a gliding competition for the first time in 2006. As of today, he has won the title of the Polish Junior Gliding Champion three times, the title of the Polish Gliding Champion once and has won several national, second league competitions.
This year Lukasz is going to participate in the Junior World Gliding Championships that will be held in Musbach (Germany) between 5th and 20th August 2011. Lukasz’s glider, LS-8, will be decorated with the emblems of General Electric, Engineering Design Center and the Warsaw Institute of Aviation.
Every year more than 500 000 people visit the airfield in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to take part in the great Air Venture. This year GE Aviation is also taking part in this event with the GE Honda jet in flight.
Some facts about Air Venture 2011:
- The show is held at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
- The event began in 1953 with less than 150 visitors; now over 500,000 people attend.
- Over 10,000 aircraft typically fly in for the event.
- There will be over 1,000 forums and workshops on a vast array of items.
- Rumor has it that Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, and Kurt Russell will be in attendance.
- A Hondajet and Boeing 787 are both scheduled to make an appearance.
more pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/64277091@N02/sets/72157627187577950/
EDC Runners – we are an informal group of people who enjoy running. Different experiences, different goals, the same hobby.
The group started officially in 2008 with Run Warsaw. Since then, we participated in various races, including Warsaw Half and Full Marathon and Ekiden Relay Run. Thus far, 2011 Ekiden was our greatest success. EDC Runners Team won 2nd place in the companies’ classification and 8th overall.
Even though we are quite successful in races, the most fun we have is when we work out together in Szczesliwicki Park or Kabaty Forrest. This year we plan to initiate regular work out sessions with a coach, at least once a week.
Every member of the team gets a full running gear, designed especially for EDC Runners. There are no limitations and no obligations – every EDC employee is welcome to join the team. Whether you are an experienced runner or a beginning jogger who runs from time to time, we will be happy to see you in our team.
For the second year in a row, General Electric has been named second-best employer for engineers in Poland for 2010 in the 10th edition of the country-wide survey which is conducted yearly by BDI, the largest engineering database and consulting company in Poland.
This year the votes were placed by 2117 engineers from all over the country. Unlike in the previous editions, this time the frontrunner was uncertain until the very last moment as General Electric went head to head with Skanska, a leading construction company. Eventually, GE was 16 votes short of placing first in the survey.
„We couldn’t be happier to receive this recognition, as it’s a direct by-product of the outstanding engineers and people we have here at GE Poland,” said Magda Nizik, Engineering leader at GE Aviation’s Poland site. „Great career opportunities, diversity of talent and a positive work environment are some of the key contributing factors.”
The engineers who voted for General Electric highlighted the fact that the company offers great prospects for professional development and guarantees constant contact with the latest technologies. A further aspect that voters judged as particularly appealing is that GE is a multinational company, allowing for cross-country ideas exchange on a daily basis.
Individual comments pointed to various aspects of job security and praised flexible work organization. Moreover, voters regard GE as a great place for female engineers to succeed in their technical career, and appreciate the fact that the company supports the pursuit of scientific achievements.
It is worth highlighting that General Electric is constantly progressing in the survey. It wasn’t until three years ago that it made the top 10 and has been going upwards ever since (7th in 2007 – http://edcpolska.pl/doc/Dyplomy.jpg, 3rd in 2008 – http://edcpolska.pl/doc/FDI_2008.jpg and 2nd in 2009).
More at: http://www.firmadlainzyniera.pl/ (in Polish)