InnoFour contributes again to the new generation of electronic engineers
While the market need for good Electronic Engineers (EE) is increasing, the number of EE’s successfully graduating and making their contribution to the employment market is actually decreasing. Today this is already creating a shortage in good technicians in certain industry areas, and if we don't act this will become a serious problem for the entire technical industry tomorrow. Students already have to select their next step in education at a very earlier stage where it is hard for them to understand what professions are available and what the impact is when the wrong choice has been made. The key to success is someone who is introduced to a profession (e.g. electronics) at a young age, and becomes highly motivated by this interest to select the appropriate study and profession.
InnoFour is therefore involved in a program introducing kids at the elementary school "De Meander" (http://www.bs-demeander.nl) to the world of electronics and electronic engineering. This is done in the form of a technique lesson where the kids are introduced to the basics of electronics. During the introduction presentation you already notice some kids becoming interested through the variety of questions they ask. After the presentation they will establish some hands-on experience. In teams of 2 they create a small touch-switch circuit on a breadboard using a few transistors, resistors and a LED. When they successfully completed the assignment, and they can touch the two wires to turn the light on, you can see some kids really starting to become interested in the world of electronics.