NXP Semiconductors joins the redesign.life Foundation
"Joining hands to get schoolchildren excited about the jobs of the future"
NXP Semiconductors joins the redesign.life Foundation as a partner of the GreenKarting schools program for VMBO. As the world leader in semiconductor technology, NXP adds valuable expertise here. This way, we are stronger together in our unanimous mission: to enthuse the 'next gen' for a study and job in engineering.
Why a schools program?
The number of schoolchildren choosing to study engineering is still structurally insufficient, which is worrying. Because we desperately need these professionals - and women - to meet the challenges of the future. This makes it all the more important to get as many students as possible, and especially VMBO students, excited about a technical education. That is what we are aiming for with our Greenkarting schools program.
Martijn van der Linden, Director PR & Communications at NXP Semiconductors, recognizes this importance: "It is an investment in the future generation, which we as NXP desperately need. These guys and gals will have to do it later! We are therefore proud to be part of this important initiative. And also hope to interest more girls' teams in this challenging School Challenge."
Peter-Paul Laumans, founder of the redesign.life Foundation is proud of the new partnership: "NXP shares the same values and commitment to get students interested in engineering in fun ways. Together we will inspire young people, empower them to embrace the world of technology and prepare them for the jobs of the future."
About the Greenkarting schools program
Within the schools program, students gain hands-on experience with the latest technologies, sustainable mobility and battery technology. This gives them a better and broader picture of what a study and/or job in engineering actually entails. An important part of the program: building an electric kart together, which they actually drive during driving days that the redesign.life Foundation organizes together with Techportal and the Consortium for Vocational Education. This involves more than just tinkering: there is plenty of focus on programming, battery technology, communication and design. Parents, as the main influencers, are also involved through an education program.