How Fill is getting fit for the future
At the invitation of the 37th Alpbach Financial Symposium, Andreas Fill took part in the panel discussion at the Young Talent Panel on October 13, 2023. This was held under the motto "Where is the new world of work? Too few human resources - how do companies make themselves fit for the future?"
Fill has been undertaking a wide variety of activities on the subject of career orientation for children and young people for more than 15 years. A milestone in recruiting young people was the opening of the "Fill Future Lab" talent lab in 2020, which has since been inspiring interested people from 3 - 65+ almost every day. More than 6,000 visitors from surrounding districts and regions have already taken part in workshops. The Future Lab is a project close to Fill's heart and is not funded by subsidies. With his statement "We cannot change the current school system in the short term, but Fill can make the future generation fit in terms of technology with the workshops in the Future Lab," Andreas Fill impressed the audience and earned great applause.
Alpbach elementary school tests Future Lab 2 go
Parallel to the presentations at the Finance Symposium, the children of the Alpbach Elementary School had the opportunity to experience the "Future Lab 2 go" live. Every hour, the two Future Lab trainers Raphael Zweimüller and Verena Hohensinn held the workshop "Kids discover technologies". The roughly six-square-meter "Future Lab 2 go" contains different labs and can be operated with its own app. The students solved simple tasks and learned about the latest technologies in a playful way. The Dash and Alpha Mini robots inspired the elementary school students with cool dance moves. With Cubetto MINT, a coding robot made of wood, they already succeeded in their first programming attempts. In the Media Lab, the children recorded exciting videos using a green screen, transformed the convention center into a beach or jungle at the click of a mouse, and discovered their acting talents in the process. The Making Lab with 3D printer and the VR Lab were also in great demand. Using VR goggles, students immersed themselves in a virtual world where they solved simple motor tasks.
On the two days of the congress, around 70 children rotated through the "Future Lab 2 go" in station mode. Not only the young visitors of the Alpbach elementary school were enthusiastic, but also their principal Alexandra Margreiter and the numerous participants of the financial symposium.