Technology is our passion and we are convinced that we can contribute to solutions for social challenges with technology know-how. (Image above: Daniel Brüngger)
The answers from Daniel Brüngger, COO, Noser Engineering:
When and in what context did you first hear about Engineers' Day?
Noser Engineering participated in Engineers' Day for the first time in 2021, but had already become aware of Engineers' Day via social media and joint activities with SWISS ENGINEERING.
Your company is now participating in Engineers' Day for the second time as a donor. Why are you involved in this event?
Technology is our passion and we are convinced that we can contribute to solutions for social challenges with technological know-how. For this, a dialog with society is also important, and this is where Engineers' Day makes a valuable contribution.
What goal or goals would you highlight as the most important priority in terms of your involvement in Engineers' Day or in everyday life?
We see it as our duty to pass on our knowledge to the next generations. Playfully, by showing children how we develop software. Responsibly, by educating learners. Supportively, by accompanying students in their studies. Through our close collaboration with Noser Young, one of the largest ICT trainers in Switzerland, we are investing in the future of the next generation of IT professionals.
Why do you think engineers and their achievements are not perceived enough in everyday life and what can engineers do about it?
Deindustrialization has already shifted society's focus somewhat in recent decades. I see this in many young people, who see their dream career less in industry. On the other hand, the bottom seems to have been reached. Young engineers are confidently appearing at startup events and founding successful companies. I see a good trend here that shows young talents attractive career opportunities.
If you had one wish to be able to influence the promotion of young talent even more, to whom would it go and what would that wish be?
With apprenticeships, universities of applied sciences and universities, we already have excellent training platforms for promoting young talent. A major challenge at present is that not enough companies offer apprenticeships in IT. It would be desirable if the use of apprentices in tenders would be a kind of "must criterion" and thus the incentive to train apprentices and use them in technological projects would also be promoted in this way. In addition, Switzerland's exclusion from the European research programs means that research also runs the risk of losing touch with cutting-edge technologies.
Do you have another wish in connection with Engineers' Day?
Engineers' Day has a great potential, which companies, universities and associations can activate together. On February 1, at the networking event, we want to actively participate in the workshop moderated by the founders in order to explore and develop this potential.
Which future challenge(s) do you see as the most essential, for which we urgently need more engineers?
Both climate change and other sustainability issues require new solutions, and digitization and the Internet-of-Things are still in their infancy in many areas. This is where engineers are needed and can use their skills to offer meaningful solutions to social challenges.
Thank you very much for this interview.
Further information about Noser: www.noser.com