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Aventics sponsors youth technology education events in Netherlands and Germany

Aventics sponsors youth technology education events in Netherlands and Germany

April 20, 2018 - Aventics has sponsored 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,” says Yvonne Comolli, Global Vice President HR 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. 

Over 11,000 girls aged from 10 to 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.

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 enjoy a “ship control simulator”. A plant tour will offer hands-on technology and a look behind the curtains. 

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