Participants are consistently enthusiastic about technical camps with practical components. “I especially like the fact that every day we get a taste of different works and try out so many things for ourselves. In this way, I noticed what I like more and what less – says 13-year-old Paula after the camp.
With the support of trainees and trainers, participants made a flower, board game and key ring using CAD and 3D printing, visited the factory and gained insight into the practices of a mechatronics engineer, locksmith and technical product designer.
The interest of MINT young women and enabling practical professional orientation is an essential part of securing young talents in the technical field. The occasion for this was the girls at the tech camp frosts in Coburg from July 31 to August 4. Educational initiative “Technology – the future in Bavaria 4.0” With Bildungswerk der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (bbw) is responsible for the implementation of the project. The main sponsors of the project are the Bavarians Association of Employers of the Metal and Electric Industry bayme vbm.
All formats of the Technology – Future camps in Bavaria 4.0 at the Bildungswerk der Bayerischen Wirtschaft are based on the motto “Get up close and personal with a technical career orientation”.
Students gain very practical experience in the production of details
At the girls’ technology camp in Brose, 12-14 year old students immersed themselves in the world of technical professions and gained hands-on experience working with objects. The camp was aimed specifically at schoolgirls because, according to the Technology – Future in Bavaria 4.0 press release, the percentage of women in the metal and electrical industry is still too low.
Brose experimented with different machines together with apprentices. The first technical experiments could be made by trying out various stations. Brose also provided digital information during the camp.
In addition, the participants learned about the daily work of a mechatronics technician and locksmith. At the official ending, young talents presented their experiences of the week to an audience of parents, company representatives and guests of honor.
Companies are also benefiting from girls’ growing interest in MINT competitions. Because, as Bertram Brossardt, general manager of the Bavarian Association of Employers of the Metal and Electric Industry, bayme vbm, says: “We need highly qualified younger workers now and in the future. Therefore, we are very happy to invite more women to our industry. Thanks to the camps, the students will get to know attractive employers in Bavaria early and in a practical way. This makes it easier to become attached to the company later on. “
Over 20 years of networking between junior staff and business
Brose is a long-term partner of the educational initiative Technik – Zukunft in Bayern 4.0 and has been running a camp with them for the 20th time. “At Brose, students learn about the variety of technical professions and attractive job prospects. We are proud that we can make such a contribution to the promotion of young people – emphasizes Michael Stammberger, Head of Training at Brose.
Promotion of junior staff in the field of STEM
Securing skilled workers for the future is one of the goals of the technology education initiative –
Future in Bavaria 4.0. But the social and educational component is also not neglected: “In the girls’ camp on technology, participants can work on technology on their own and create their own object,” adds project manager Doreen Dambacher from Technology – Future in Bavaria 4.0.
The technology camp in Brose is also shown on TV
The girls also managed to gain television experience. The report will be broadcast on Sat.1 Bayern on August 13th.
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