Jump out event New Approach to STEAM Jobs’ in Brussels, Belgium

Jump out event  New Approach to STEAM Jobs’ in Brussels, Belgium

On November 28th, 2023, the EU Jump out event for Shoes Your Life (SYL) consortium project number 2021-1-PT01-KA220-SCH-000027935., funded by the European Commission, took place.

The activities were organized by ThinkYoung Brussels, Belgium. This activity was attended by more than 40 people, and took place at the European Business Summit, Egmont Palace. 

 The SYL project targets Generation Z and aims to raise awareness of choosing an industry-based occupation, highlighting today's modern, digital and 'smart' industry.

The goal of the project is sustainability by integrating STEAM education into the curriculum, in an interdisciplinary approach, through which students and teachers are concerned with exploring STEAM education. The event aimed at disseminating and exploiting the Shoes Your Life results, improving understanding of their use and integration into the European Education System, as well as presenting all the potentialities of digitalization in the classroom. 

The roundtable brought together educators, industry professionals, and students to explore how digitalization could be used to improve educational opportunities in STEAM careers. Discussions revolved around the ways in which technology could be used to create a more engaging and effective learning environment, how digital tools played a key role in improving access to quality education, and how to better prepare young Europeans to be successful in the future of Europe’s STEAM job market.

Speakers that participated in the discussion:
- Rita Souto Bizarro, Director of the Training and Qualification Department at CTCP – Centro Tecnológico do Calçado de Portugal
- Guillermo Tosca Díaz, Research Manager at ThinkYoung - Giulia Meschino, Director, Secretary General at European Vocational Training Association – EVTA
- Mafalda Barros, Project Manager & Marketing at byAR After the roundtable, the attendants had the opportunity to test the Shoes Your Life Virtual Reality App and get first-hand experience of its features and capabilities. Finally, the event featured a networking session, allowing participants to connect with education professionals, young people, industry experts, and other stakeholders.