AGENTUR FÜR ARBEIT AND IMSIMITY ENABLE DIGITAL GIRLSDAY IN VR
GIRLSDAY 2021 WITH DIGITAL OFFER FOR SCHOOLGIRLS
On behalf of the Wissenswerkstatt Schwarzwald-Baar and the Agentur für Arbeit Rottweil-Villingen-Schwenningen, imsimity organized a virtual GirlsDay.
- Participate in a career orientation day despite Corona
- Virtual and interactive GirlsDay
- Get to know professions created through extended reality technologies
Should I do something social or should my career path go in a technical direction? Year after year, many teenagers are faced with the question of what career they would like to pursue later. Young women often choose the social sector rather than a profession in the so-called STEM subjects. There is a lack of emancipation in the choice of profession. And this is exactly where GirlsDay comes in.
The annual event offers schoolgirls in grades 7-9 the opportunity to gain insights into the many different professions in the STEM field (sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics). Normally, this takes place in local companies, which is not possible in view of the current situation. This is where the digital expert imsimity came into play. The company brought in the technical know-how to implement a virtual GirlsDay in cooperation with the Schwarzwald-Baar Wissenswerkstatt and the Agentur für Arbeit Rottweil-Villingen-Schwenningen.
On Thursday, April 22, 2021, numerous young women went on a digital journey to learn more about imsimity’s fields of activity and the opportunities available in the VR professional world.
Christoph Gawel took them on an online tour of the Extended Reality (XR) Training Center, which serves as an extracurricular learning venue. Participants experienced how augmented reality (AR) allows them to scan image markers in a book with their cell phones and, for example, walk through a historic church in 360 degrees. Through interaction in the cyberclassroom_togo app, their own immersion in virtual learning worlds was possible.
The girls carefully followed everything on their screens and asked more detailed questions, engaged with the topic and discussed the possibilities of virtual and augmented reality.
In the end, the girls’ conclusion was positive. Time will tell if any of the participants made their career choice through this Girls’ Day.
“One goal has been achieved. The content could be conveyed virtually at Girls’ Day, thus encouraging students to become more familiar with digitization, even in Corona times. Perhaps this will also get the girls excited about non-typical technology professions. At imsimity, in any case, the quota of women in development remains consistently high.”Martin Zimmermann, CEO imsimity
Link to the press release of the Schwarzwälder Bote.
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