Merkuur Ldt. is a company which is raising young people’s career awareness and competitiveness in the technology and engineering sector. Merkuur Ldt. is developing mobile workshops with the purpose of introducing young people the different professions, work practices, and tools of the metal and wood sector, and offering hands-on opportunity to test the work tasks associated with these professions in order to raise young people’s career awareness and competitiveness in the fields of technology and engineering. Merkuur Ldt. wishes to give young people the chance to gain real experience in the area of work connected to these professions through active participation.
Young people tend to not choose to study the professions in the metal and wood sector and rarely pick the career of an engineer, so the Estonian industry lacks qualified workforce. Merkuur Ldt. brings the practical learning experience connected to entrepreneurship in the fields of technology to young people in order to expand young people’s career awareness in choosing their future specialities.
Merkuur Ldt. got the special prize for social enterprise at the largest competition of business ideas in Estonia (Ajujaht) in 2017.