On April 28, 2016 was the 16th Girls’ Day. On this day companies open their doors companies to give girls the opportunity to test their interests and talents for craftsmanship, technical, engineering and IT occupations. Also TIS was – already for the 4th time – visited by a student, who was eager to learn more about the typical work at TIS and who even self-soldered an electronic dice.
The 13-year-old Sophie (* Name changed by the editor) wanted to use the “Girls’ Day” to get to know our company and its departments from inside. After a tour through the TIS-Tower and an introduction to the professions at TIS and the products that we produce, we went straight into practice. In our hardware development department Sophie got the task to solder a small LED lamp control and was allowed to keep the electronic dice, she had soldered, and take it home with her.
Then she learned more about the job in the hardware manufacturing and repair department and took a glance at software programming and the software support. In the afternoon you our training managers answered further questions about the technical professions at TIS.
Sophie’s Conclusion: She scored a great insight into the work at TIS. She does not feel drawn to an office job, but the soldering was real fun! Even Christian Schmeinck, one of the instructors at TIS, thinks of this trial day as a good thing: “Girls often know nothing about the task profile of technically oriented professions. The Girls’ Day might inspire new, hitherto unusual professional ideas. In times of shortage of skilled workers company could benefit from this.”
Girls ‘Day & Boys’ Day strengthens potential of young people
For the special orientation days Girls’ Day – Girls’ Future Day and Boys’ Day – Boys Future Day companies and organizations, enterprises and institutions provide spaces for a total of approximately 130,000 girls and boys. The Girls ‘Day and Boys’ Day promote the potentials and strengths of young people and are important for the professional orientation of young women and men.