Tomorrow it is Girlsday! During this day, various companies across the country open their doors to enable girls from secondary schools and vocational education to get acquainted with working in technology and ICT. Girlsday is only for girls. The aim is to ensure that the girls later on choose the science subjects and eventually go to work in the technology and/or ICT sector.
Lode Holding and its subsidiaries also participate in Girlsday 2018! We have drawn up an extensive and diverse program. Twenty girls from the Werkman College in Groningen are given a tour in the factory where our ergometers are made, discover what VR can mean for rehabilitation and which equipment is used by top athletes such as Dafne Schippers and Usain Bolt. They are also subjected to a test here and there. Who can, for example, jump the highest? Or has the best response capacity?
Girlsday is an initiative of VHTO, National expertise agency for girls/women and science/technology. More than 11000 girls (aged 10 to 15 years) participate in Girlsday 2018 at 358 beta, technical and ICT companies. In the Netherlands, too few girls still opt for science, technology and ICT. By inviting girls, companies and technical departments from other organizations let the girls know that they are very welcome in the technology and/or ICT sector.