The VIRTUAL VEHICLE is majorly concerned about encouraging children and teenagers and preparing them early enough for the technology - a key contribution to counteract the skills shortage. We look forward every year if we can implement a collaborative project with schools and kindergartens again.
School field trips offer VIRTUAL VEHICLE first hand experience ...
...as on behalf of the action "Take Tech" initiated by the Steirische Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft:
Students of the HTBLA Kaindorf visiting VIRTUAL VEHICLE.
A lot of schools are regularly visiting VIRTUAL VEHICLE, some impressions:
Current running school project:
Project Measure Up – cooperation with schools
To inspire children and adolescents, especially girls, as early as possible for science and technology and thus to expand their spectrum of careers, is the main goal of the project. First, children are invited to the Technical University of Graz, where they slip into the role of researchers and learn about scientific working methods in the field of measurement technology at different institutes. How the image of female researchers has changed after attending the Technical University, is checked by "Draw a Scientist" test.
In school projects the children deepen their knowledge. Connections between theoretical concepts and their implementation in innovative companies in the region are established at company visits. In an exchange with technicians, students learn more about promising career fields and career opportunities. Through the hands-on principle children experiment with methods of measurement, solve business cases and work on visions for the future.
The higher school classes prepare subsequently a concept to share their collective knowledge to younger children within the framework of a workshop-day.
Project duration: 01.08.2016 – 31.07.2018
Consortia project under the lead management of VIRTUAL VEHICLE in cooperation with Alicona Imaging GmbH, M&R Automation GmbH, Siemens AG Österreich, Technical University of Graz funded by the FFG “Talente regional” initiative.