Having a look into the company that replicated the discs you have at your home, getting in touch with a leading technology company and global IT service provider, glimpsing into restricted areas, discussing face to face with professionals – these are only a few aspects which made 32 pupils skip their summer holiday and visit Sony DADC on 3rd August 2017 on a fully booked event!
Smart Summer is the name of a pupils holiday programme, jointly initiated and accompanied by leading educational and industrial representations from the Salzburg area.
The programme got initiated to create awareness for the high variance of technology and IT companies in the Salzburg area and to get the pupils in touch with what might become their job later! Spread over 3 weeks during the summer holidays, the voluntary programme offered pupils from the age of 12 to 16 the chance to visit a selection of leading technology and IT companies in the Salzburg area.
On Thursday, 3rd August 2017, 32 pupils and a couple of accompanists arrived at Sony DADC’s site in Thalgau! Following a warm welcome and short introduction to Sony DADC, the pupils split up in 4 groups and started their tour! They all passed 4 stations, getting an overview of our business, processes and solutions. In detail they got an introduction to our global IT services, built robot bugs, got an overview on the theory of colours before finally starting a tour through our clean room and exploring replication and printing. Being in the clean room, wearing white suits and shoes, witnessing the replication of e.g. a video games disc, was one of the highlights and a unique experience for most pupils.
The pupils all participated with a tremendous level of interest and our team stood aside to answer all upcoming questions! The visitors were impressed by the high level of precision, our automated processes and the unique experience of being granted a glimpse behind the scenes of our global brand.
The event also got covered on the website of the Federation of Salzburg Industry (IV Salzburg).