PROMOTING YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION
Close to 400 Secondary School graduates participated when Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) in collaboration with the Kongsberg School Project (Kongsbergskolen), invited pupils, teachers and advisors from the local region to their annual Technology seminar in Kongsberg, Norway.
“Choosing vocational subjects and becoming an apprentice will give you practical knowledge and a permanent job with an income at an early age, but still not eliminate the possibility to develop further if you want new challenges” - Ingrid Jensen
“Our goal is that the students leave the seminar being curious about technology and knowing more about their possibilities based on their own interest and skills”, said Vidar Lande, Senior HR Advisor. “And of course we hope that many of them decide to work for us in the future, but even if they choose something completely different, we have still made a difference by helping them make the right choice”.
Photo: Robert Indrebø / Norsk Industri
“Working in the technology industry will mean taking part in the development of the country, so for me it is clearly a possibility to apply for vocational subjects”
An important message to the graduates was also to create awareness of all the different competencies needed in a large company like KONGSBERG, or even a student organization like Revolve or Propulse NTNU.