Off to the workbench!

Their enthusiasm for technology has grown with every new move: Twelve schoolgirls from the region, all between the ages of 12 and 14, took part in the "Girls for Tech Camp" organized by Bildungswerk der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e. V. (bbw) at the F.EE group. They independently made their own traffic lights, and the F.EE trainers and apprentices provided them with expert tips on milling, soldering and drilling. The participants of the "Girls for Tech Camp" not only get to know professions such as electronics technician, precision mechanic or industrial mechanic, but also gain a realistic insight into the world of work. Today, the camp participants presented their finished work at a closing event with parents, company representatives and other guests.

On the occasion of the camp, Bertram Brossardt, Managing Director of the Bavarian metal and employers' associations bayme vbm, which support the offer both ideally and financially, said: "In order to continue to occupy a leading position in international competition, Bavarian companies will need highly qualified junior staff in the future as well. The Bavarian metal and employers' associations are actively committed to increasing the proportion of female employees in the metal and electrical industries from the current 25 percent. The Bavarian metal and electrical industry in particular offers girls excellent training and career prospects. That's why we've been involved for years in projects such as the 'Girls for Tech Camps', which give schoolgirls early access to technical careers." The Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology is also pulling in the same direction. It has been supporting projects for girls and young women for years.

The "Girls for Tech Camps" are one of 16 offers and projects of the educational initiative Technik - Zukunft in Bayern 4.0. The project executing agency is the Bildungswerk der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e. V. (bbw). (bbw). Its main concern: To inspire children and young people for technology. Since 2002, more than 3200 schoolgirls from all over Bavaria have taken part in the "Girls for Tech Camps". Once again this year, more than 200 schoolgirls immerse themselves in the world of technology in a total of 15 camps. The offer is free of charge except for the journey to and from the camp. Further information to the Camps gives it under http://www.tezba.de.

Here you find the video with the highlights of the camp week.


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