In 2016 the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung has initiated a new, extensive funding project: For the next three years it will support vocational qualification measures and various courses of study in the area of materials science and ceramics. The large number of educational institutions in Höhr-Grenzhausen near Koblenz under the umbrella organization Bildungs- und Forschungszentrum Keramik (BFZK e.V) allows the foundation, in keeping with its mandate, to assist young people in this area on various educational levels. In addition to supporting Campus Koblenz of the University of Koblenz-Landau, the foundation will also back three BFZK e.V, institutions – Fachschule für Keramiktechnik, the Ceramics Branch of Berufsbildende Schule Montabaur, and the WesterWaldCampus of the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences.
The cooperation includes the ongoing promotion of young talents as well as the financing of technical facilities required for the courses. The goal of these funding initiatives is to make research and teaching in the area of ceramics more attractive, to increase its quality, and to motivate young people to pursue a professional career in this area.
Within the framework of a festive opening event at the Ceramics Museum Westerwald on 12 October 2016, the first scholarships and prize monies were given to students with outstanding achievements in the past academic year. The awards ceremony was attended by numerous representatives from local businesses, as well as educational and public institutions.