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Encouraging youth to engineering careers

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Mycronic regularly collaborates with local universities around the world. And we support initiatives that encourage young people to choose careers in engineering. These activities increase Mycronic’s visibility in the local community with the aim to encourage more youth to engineering careers.

Here are a few examples of initiatives and collaborations that support our efforts in encouraging youth to the engineering profession. 

Hello World - playful tech for children 

The non-profit organization Hello World promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for children, regardless of background and conditions. Each spring and fall, 100 children are invited to Mycronic’s site in Sweden to learn about technology in a playful way. Mycronic also offers scholarships for children to participate in the organization’s summer camp.

Teknisksprånget - internship program

Tekniksprånget offers internships at engineering companies to Swedish high school graduates with hope that it will inspire them to pursue engineering degrees. Mycronic usually accepts around 10 youngsters every year, half being girls and the other boys, at our site in Täby.

SparkAlpha Pitch Program

SparkAlpha Pitch Program introduces American high school students to manufacturing, entrepreneurship and integrated photonics through a pitching contest. Students identify a real-world problem and use integrated photonics to solve it. Mycronic is a featured industry partner in the program.

 

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Text: Mycronic

Photo: Mycronic

Published: 14 June 2022


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