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Pupils' day at microSYST: practical insights for around 40 secondary school pupils

There was a lot of action at microSYST on Tuesday, 13 June: around 40 pupils and their teachers from the secondary school in Kemnath came to Windischeschenbach for the pupils' day. The aim: to experience the technology and training opportunities of a medium-sized manufacturing company at first hand.


Three groups: commercial, technical, and IT

In order to get to know the corresponding departments together with microSYST employees on a rotating basis, the students divided into three groups. Julia Panrucker and Inga Helgert took over the commercial part: After a short image film about the company, they took the young people through the various departments relevant to the apprenticeship as an office management assistant - from sales and marketing to warehousing and purchasing to management assistance. General information about working time models or home office was also discussed. To get a practical idea of the processes, they used an example of an incoming order to accompany it from start to finish.


Do it yourself: Building an LED circuit

In the technical part - electronics technician (m/f/d) for devices and systems - Florian Helgert led a tour through the production. In addition to an overview of the training contents, he showed various display systems and explained the tasks in the production process. Using a given circuit diagram, the students were able to try their hand at building an LED circuit themselves.


Experience first-hand: Several experimental set-ups in the IT area

Moritz Busl, Konstantin Andes and Helmut Landgraf presented the development department and the apprenticeship as IT specialist (m/f/d) application development. The students gained central insights into the course of a development process: from the enquiry to the hardware layout, the controller software, the housing or device, the control software to the commissioning. Several examples were also used to show the integration of display and order-picking technology at the customer's site. The students were then very closely involved in various experimental set-ups, e.g. combining the luminous colours red, green and blue into mixed colours with the help of light points projected onto the wall or viewing LED chips through a microscope.


Pupils' Day: A concept with a future

A lunch with rolls, pretzels and drinks was not to be missed. Each pupil also received a microSYST shoulder bag filled with information material and give-aways to remember the pupils' day. Positive feedback came from both pupils and teachers. Reason enough for microSYST to keep the Pupils' Day concept on the agenda for the future ...