A pilot project where technology companies and engineering students can meet attracted over 100 participants to the Innovatum District earlier this week. Now there are plans to let the event “Your Future Career Day” grow to next year.
Last week, the Your Future Career Day event took place at the Innovatum District. A pilot project where engineering students at Högskolan Väst had the opportunity to meet technology companies in Trollhättan – AFRY, Combitech, GKN Aerospace and T-engineering. Companies that are constantly looking for new employees with the right skills.
– The event was a concrete way to connect students and companies, says Mattias Ottosson, development engineer at Högskolan Väst. Many students took the opportunity to talk to the companies, discuss career paths, traineeships and degree projects. There was a lovely buzz in the room.
Want more people to work and live in Trollhättan
Many of those who study at master’s level at Högskolan Väst are international students, who have come to Trollhättan from all parts of the world. To reach them, the entire event took place in English.
Skill supply is an important issue for the companies and the city, therefore it is important that as many students as possible want to establish themselves in Trollhättan after their studies. So, in addition to the technology companies, Kraftstaden, Arbetsförmedlingen and Trollhättan Stad were also present during Your Career Day to present Trollhättan as a place to live and work. In particular, attractive accommodation and the proximity to both work and nature were highlighted.
Participants: “Very interesting day”
– Both students and companies have expressed that it was a very interesting day, where many contacts were made, says Mattias Ottosson. Hopefully, the students now feel more excited and motivated and that they know better what their future tasks might be.
Your Future Career Day was organized by Högskolan Väst, Arbetsförmedlingen, AFRY, Combitech, GKN Aerospace, Kraftstaden, T-Engineering and Trollhättan City. The parties will now evaluate the pilot project.
Mattias Ottosson says that he is very satisfied with the event and that the students he spoke to express that they would like to see more similar activities in the future as well.
He concludes by saying that there are more companies that want to participate and meet the university’s students. Although this year’s event was only held with a limited number of companies, there are hopes to let it grow next time.