Meeting with the Secretary General of the Polish Association of Lift Manufacturers
The Polish Association of Lift Manufacturers and iLIFT are committed to the development of the professional position of Lift Equipment Technician.
After a meeting with the Secretary General of the Polish Association of Lift Manufacturers – Tadeusz Popielas, at our headquarters in Gdynia, Polska Street 43, iLIFT’s plans have soared ever higher, as high as our reliable elevators. The association, which operates actively on the Polish market, supports many initiatives of our industry. However, there is one significant problem.
The challenge of the 21st century is the rapid technological advancements, which also affects the lift industry. This requires continuous improvement and training of individuals working in lift equipment companies. The fundamental problem is the insufficient number of qualified teachers and lecturers, leading to a shortage of specialists in the profession of Lift Equipment Technicians.
Since Poland’s accession to the European Union, the number of lifts in operation has doubled, and the annual installations have increased more than fourfold. There are currently around 20,000 lifts in use, introduced between 1970 and 1990, which now require urgent modernization. However, there is a lack of adequately trained individuals who can safely take care of maintaining the lifts, especially the older ones.
“Our efforts primarily involve creating and developing a modern, knowledge-based educational program for the lift industry. We need experienced individuals from the industry who can share their knowledge about lift equipment and teach students in the professional position of Lift Equipment Technicians under the patronage of the Polish Association of Lift Manufacturers. We would like to collaborate with iLIFT because we see the company’s ideas, determination, and strength are enough to achieve its long-term plans. We also find substantial potential here, mainly in the company’s founder – Jerzy Rejkowski. We are confident that iLIFT’s membership in the Polish Association of Lift Manufacturers will be mutually beneficial,” said Tadeusz Popielas after the meeting with iLIFT’s co-owner – Sławomir Rejkowski.
“We are ready to take on this challenge and contribute to ensuring that the lack of skilled workforce does not hinder the development of the lift industry and to give the profession of lift equipment technicians a new potential.”