WeteWaWerkt: new series of videos places young STEM talent in the spotlight

WeteWaWerkt: in this series of videos from Technopolis and the ‘Vlaamse Ondernemers’ (Flemish entrepreneurs) of which essenscia is part, eight young business employees from various sectors demonstrate what their jobs entail and explain which routes they took to end up working in a STEM profession. The aim is to inspire third grade secondary school pupils, […]

Janssen and TotalEnergies commit to ToekomstATELIERdelAvenir (TADA)

The ToekomstATELIERdelAvenir in Brussels, or TADA, is an initiative to guide socially vulnerable young people towards a promising future. Every year at TADA, hundreds of teenagers from deprived neighbourhoods are taught on Saturdays by enthusiastic professionals who give an insight into their daily practice. Johnson & Johnson Benelux, the parent company of Janssen Pharmaceutica, and TotalEnergies are also involved.  […]

That’s amazing! (Da’s geniaal!) Businesses launch STEM challenges for youngsters

The ‘D’as Geniaal’ initiative challenges young people from the age of 10 to work through STEM tasks. Well-known TikTokkers and YouTubers demonstrate interesting trials, together with young STEM heroes from relevant companies, including BASF, Deceuninck, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson and Total. Their goal? To generate enthusiasm among young people for science, technical sectors and technology […]

New SIRA course speeds up process operator training of young job-seekers

The demand for well-trained staff remains high in the chemical sector. In order to help in this area, the Antwerp non-profit organisation SIRA has organised extra training opportunities for less well qualified young job-seekers. With the new, compact training course, they can acquire all the knowledge and skills they need to work as process operators […]