Secondary school students join IMDEA Networks for educational training
13 April 2018
Three bilingual 16 year-old students from the secondary school ‘IES Isaac Albéniz’, located in Leganés, Madrid, have joined IMDEA Networks Institute for a period of three days on an educational stay.
IMDEA Networks enlists for the third consecutive year on a learning and training program promoted by the Regional Government of Madrid known as ‘4ESO+empresa’ (4th grade plus industry, in English). The aim of this program is to provide young students with a first point of contact with the realities of the workplace and research This experience will allow them to observe and participate in the everyday tasks of the organization or company they join and get a feel for the world of work that awaits them in a not so distant future. Efforts such as this one are expected to improve training for young people and facilitate their integration into the labor market.
During their stay the students will be supervised by five experienced members of our research team: Dr. Narseo Vallina-Rodríguez and Dr. Antonio Fernández Anta, and the PhD studnets Julien Gamba, Álvaro Feal, Pavel Chuprikov, as well as several other members of the IMDEA Networks research staff who have been able to tell them what the life of a researcher is like and (perhaps) awaken their interest for a life in science.