Jet-Net, the Youth and Technology Network Netherlands, is a partnership on both the national and regional level between businesses, educational institutes and the government. The purpose is to provide havo/vwo-pupils with a realistic image of technical professions and interest them for a beta-technical career. Around 60.000 pupils are reached annually by the activities set up by Jet-Net.
Also part of the Jet-Net cluster is DEMCOM . On Wednesday March 15th, the company organised ‘Meet The Boss’. During the preliminary round of this debating competition the pupils of the Bonhoeffer College from Enschede and the Assink Lyceum from Haaksbergen competed each other by discussing three theses at the interface of technology and society.
Led by Nick Schoemaker from the Dutch Debating Institute the pupils debated each other on the theses ‘The only courses that should be offered are those in which jobs can be found’ and ‘Each semester, pupils should get at least 20 hours of lectures by speakers from technical companies’. In the end, a debate was held with ‘the Boss’ on the thesis ‘Drones with pepperspray should be equipped in nightlife districts’.
The other companies from Twente taking part in this Jet-Net Cluster are: Aebi Schmidt, AkzoNobel, Ben & Jerrys, Demcon, PANalytical, Siemens, Thales, Urenco and VDL ETG.