This spring, Aventics will again sponsor several campaigns aimed at getting young people interested in technology. By participating in “Girls Day” and “Future Day,” the pneumatics specialist hopes to draw the interest of children and youth in compressed air as a technology. On April 12, 2018, Aventics welcomed ten participants to its Girls Day in Boxtel, the home to the Dutch sales entity, while the German headquarters in Laatzen have planned a Future Day, inviting 25 youth to their program on April 26, 2018.
“Girls Day and Future Day serve the same purpose: We hope to encourage younger generations to consider a technology-oriented career. We see these events as an opportunity to present various professions and get the specialists of tomorrow excited about pneumatics,” said Yvonne Comolli, Global VP, human resources at Aventics.
The pneumatics specialist participated in Girls Day in the Netherlands for the third time. On April 12, 2018, ten girls learned about the basics of pneumatics and different technical fields in Boxtel. They also experienced how strong the technology is in a practical exercise, building a rocket they then shot into the sky with compressed air.
More than 11,000 young women aged 10-15 take part in Girls Day in the Netherlands each year. The campaign day is the largest career-focused project for school-aged girls across the globe. It is currently held in over 20 countries. Since the campaign’s launch in 2001, around 1.8 million girls have taken part.
Future Day for boys and girls in Lower Saxony, Germany
In Lower Saxony, the German Girls and Boys Day campaign is reflected in Future Day. Aventics headquarters in Laatzen has hosted this career and youth development event since 2009. On April 26, 2018, the company will once again welcome 25 boys and girls from fifth to tenth grade.
Here, the focus will be on having fun and explaining questions like: What is pneumatics? Where is it used? And: What does a logistics worker actually do? The adolescents will be able to build their own circuit on the pneumatics car, and a ship control simulator is sure to stir up some enthusiasm. A plant tour will offer hands-on technology and a look behind the curtains.