TMC teaches about technology at a secondary school
Following last year’s big succes, TMC introduced 4th grade grammar school students to the technical world once again this year, on request of the Griftlandcollege in Soest, The Netherlands.
Once more, Ron van Nuss (TMC Civil Engineering), who is the initiator of the lecture, together with Rense Morssink (TMC Civil Engineering) and Rob van de Pijpekamp (TMC Mechatronics) spent a full lesson on technical matters.
Ron started by outlining that we of TMC think it is important to draw young people’s attention to technology, and he illustrated this by showing the TMC video. The film gives insight in the way people perceived technology in the past, and how they appreciate it nowadays. Hence our slogan: “It’s People Who Drive Technology”.
How will technology fare in future?
“BECAUSE IT IS PEOPLE WHO WILL DRIVE TECHNOLOGY IN FUTURE”.
Nothing beats hiring TMC professionals-on-the-job, like Rense and Rob, for sketching a picture of how they have developed themselves in their area of knowledge and for sharing their vision on future technical developments.
Rense gave a clear speech on Civil Engineering and his tasks and roles in several of his projects. Even more important to the audience: he told them what aspiring civil engineers could do in future. There are many possibilities, like working for contractors or engineering companies.
Rob focused on Mechatronics, a whole different ball game in the technical domain. Mechatronical technology is developing at an ever increasing pace. He told the students about possible jobs in this domain and the studies that are required for doing mechatronical work.
By giving this type of informative talks, we aim at giving young people food for thought: How about choosing an interesting career in technology? It doens’t matter yet which specialisation they might choose.
The future is co-created by today’s young generation. Therefore it is important to introduce them to the world of technology. We will need the right technical people in the near future. Which makes us wonder: were tomorrow’s techies in today’s class?
One might ask:
“ WHO ARE THE PEOPLE WHO WILL DRIVE TECHNOLOGY IN FUTURE?”