Luigi Pini established his firm in the 50s. He took part to the realization of some of the main public (and private) works in Canton Ticino, in a period of intense development for the Country. He retired from his profession passing the leadership to his son Olimpio. He died at the end of 2014. His intellectual heritage passed onto the young generations of engineers was celebrated in 2010 with a big event, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the firm: “the result of our work is a creation that combines the vision of the public to the citizens. For this reason we have a great responsibility and we must operate with the highest degree of diligence”.
Policy and admittance procedure to the Scholarship
Pini Swiss Engineers has always promoted practical professional training. Luigi Pini took deep care of the training of his young co-workers at the engineering firm, and the same attitude is still present today that the firm has turned into a group. Starting from 2016, we have decided to award two young engineers, pursuing clear goals.
Internal Prize (1,000 CHF)
The best under 30 engineer voted by all co-workers of the Group. Internal training is a must for us. According to Giovanni, an engineer who carried on a brilliant training programme within the Group “a good engineer is not being trained in only a few years, the work is so complex, various and open to so many topics that you never stop to learn and to improve”. For this reason, one of the company’s main goals is to establish itself as an engineering education centre where many young people get to grow. “Working on projects related to major works,” says Giovanni, “we have the chance to develop a professional experience and to refine uncommon skills, at the same time having the opportunity to connect with highly qualified professionals, enriching our knowledge constantly”.
External Prize (5,000 CHF)
The best Swiss female student in Engineering, aiming at increasing the number of women in our sector. A gap that needs to be filled up.
Olimpio Pini gets straight to the point, affirming that “within 5 years the number of female engineers in the company will have to increase considerably. We cannot accept that gender diversity is a problem for us, even within an industry where women are still a minority, starting from the academic courses attended mainly by male students”. All female engineers looking for an exciting opportunity are warmly welcome to apply for a position. Every application will be carefully scrutinised.
To be submitted within 31.12.2016 for the 2017 prize.