Secondary school students join IMDEA Networks for educational training

15 April 2019

The five students mixed in with the group of researchers, engineers, PhD students and admin personnel they have worked with

Five 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 two days on an educational stay.

IMDEA Networks enlists for the fourth 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.

During their stay the students were supervised by experienced members of one of our research groups, led by Dr. Antonio Fernández Anta, as well as by several members of the IMDEA Networks admin team.

This experience has allowed these young students to observe and participate in the everyday tasks of the organization 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 the young and facilitate their integration into the labor market. In our case, we hope the activity has also awakened their interest and curiosity about the world of science and technology.

Illustration 2 & 3: The students during their workday with members of IMDEA Networks’ Operations department.

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