E-VISION / THE PROGRAM / /
"Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something, or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes." (Peter Senge, 1994)
The Keter Group (www.keter.com ) is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of plastic consumer products and a global force in the do-it–yourself (DIY) household and garden furniture markets. Keter plastics was founded in 1948 by the late Joseph Sagol, one of Israel’s leading industrial pioneers. With over 61 years of experience Keter Group operates 28 factories in Israel, Europe and the United States, manufacturing a wide range of products, including, outdoor storage units, shelving systems and utility cabinets, tool boxes and storage products, and products for young children, which are sold in over 90 countries worldwide. In Israel, Keter Plastics operates its own chain of retail outlets.
It is known that most organizations prefer to run their own in-house courses tailored to their needs and addressing their issues (Sloane, 2009) yet such a program like the one presented here is unique as its major objective is to promote excellence and not necessarily employ the interns of the program when they graduate.
5 years ago the owner and chairman of the group Sami Sagol established a global design internship program named d-Vision ( www.d-vision.co.il ).
d-Vision is an internship program for Product Development, Engineering and Industrial Design. The main target of the project is to foster the next generation of outstanding industrial designers and engineers in Israel. The objective of this program, as expressed by the initiator of the program, is to strengthen the competitive edge of the Israeli industry in the international arena by setting new standards of excellence for Product development, engineering, technology and design. The program's strategic premise is that success in the global markets requires talented product designers and engineers who have been exposed to both valuable hands on experience and state of the art professional know-how. d-Vision is a unique, bold pioneering program. The interns enlisted in this program will commit to 2 years of intensive training and work. The interns receive individual guidance and support throughout the program.