Every second Thursday in November, parents in the Swiss Canton of Vaud take their children aged from 11 to 13 to work for the JOM Day (Journée Oser tous les Métiers) – daughters with their father and sons with their mother. The goal is to discover all professions within a company or organization in order to encourage children to think beyond the stereotype of feminine and masculine occupations.
Creative brainstorming session to bud interest in an engineering career
At Valtronic, our young guests are offered a complete tour of a microelectronics company. Manual assembly, SMT lines, clean room, mechatronic assembly, and test tooling along with interesting demonstrations allow them to learn about all the steps leading to the production of an electronic medical device. The program ends with a brainstorming session with confirmed engineers. These young people are indeed asked to imagine a device they think should be created. This year our budding engineers were Coralie, Chloé, and Randy who decided they wanted to invent smart glasses.