The Port of Hirtshals in focus at international language camp

This weekend, the Port of Hirtshals participated in an international language camp called Sprogcamp 2017. The camp was arranged by Hjoerring Gymnasium & HF and Aalborg University and included 185 students with special language skills from 43 different Danish gymnasiums. The Port of Hirtshals was chosen as focus company for the students with English as their language. Other languages at the camp consisted of French, Spanish, German, Italian and Chinese.

The language camp lasted three days during which the students were to acquire information and knowledge about the companies through workshops and presentations. Saturday, the Port of Hirtshals held a small lecture for 35 students about the port, its set-up and development through the years. The following days the students had to prepare a case and presentation of the Port of Hirtshals for an exhibition, which was evaluated by judges and other English-speaking participants.

Managing director at the Port of Hirtshals Jens Kirketerp Jensen was very pleased with the port's participation in the camp:
- When we were asked to be part of Sprogcamp 2017, we said yes immediately. The language camp is an important initiative. In our own organization we have also noticed how the world is becoming more and more international. Previously, the main markets of the Port of Hirtshals were Norway and Scandinavia, but over the last few years, we have started to move further out into the world, and we see how language and especially English becomes an increasing part of our everyday life. Also, it was very interesting to see some of the ideas the students had develped about the Port of Hirtshals and the port's future business opportunities - a few ideas provided food for thoughts and it is not unlikely that we will look deeper into them.

This is the sixth year in a row for Sprogcamp, and the Port of Hirtshals was one among five other companies, which the students could choose from. Besides the Port of Hirtshals Lego, Ecco, Polar Seafood, EXPO-NET and Fynbo Foods were also present at the camp.