Girls'Day 2017: inovex gives schoolgirls insights into IT
Karlsruhe-based IT project experts want to get girls enthusiastic about IT careers
(Karlsruhe, 22.03.2017) On Girls’ Day, 27th April 2017, IT project experts inovex will provide female students with an introduction to the world of IT.
Girls’Day is the world’s largest career initiative for female students. It gives girls from the fifth class and above the opportunity to visit companies and universities all over Germany to learn about careers and courses of study in IT, skilled trades, the natural sciences and technology, fields in which women are still underrepresented.
inovex is one of the companies holding a Girls’Day event at their location. The Karlsruhe-based IT project experts have already filled all their available programme slots with sixteen participants aged between 12 and 15. “We were delighted by the positive response,” says Christian Meder, Chief Technology Officer at inovex. “The girls will enjoy a day of exciting IT-related activities, including familiarising themselves with our robot, “Pepper”, and its functions – and even giving it some tasks to perform, with our help, of course. The girls will also receive a great deal of information on the various IT-related careers and courses of study.”
inovex encourages the next generation
inovex has always been keen to promote the next generation of IT experts. The company, for example, supports the Initiative Devoxx4kids, which introduces children to programming through play, and has made multiple donations of fischertechnik construction kits to a local school, the Weinbrennerschule Karlsruhe, to help equip their technological learning programme. The company also offers internships throughout the year, as well as trainee places and mentorships for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree dissertations.
Further information on the opportunities available for IT students at inovex can be found here: https://www.inovex.de/de/karriere/nachwuchskraefte/
Further information on the Girls'Day initiative is available here: https://www.girls-day.de/
Girls’ Day is a project organized by the Kompetenzzentrum Technik-Diversity-Chancengleichheit e. V., [the Competence Center Technology – Diversity – Equal Chances], a non-profit organisation which promotes gender equality and diversity as a driver of success in business, society, and technological development throughout Germany. Girls’ Day events have been held annually since 2001, and approximately 1.7 million girls have thus far taken part. The initiative is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
About inovex GmbH
inovex are IT project experts focused on digital transformation. Over 250 IT experts support companies in digitising their core businesses and in implementing new value creation models. inovex’s portfolio includes data products, web and app development, smart devices and IoT, Replatforming/Microservices and DevOps, big data, data science and search, data centre automation, cloud infrastructures and hosting, as well as training and coaching. The company has offices in Karlsruhe, Pforzheim, Stuttgart, Munich, Cologne and Hamburg, and is involved in projects all over Germany.
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