Engineers' Day is therefore a good occasion to consciously present oneself and to share the enthusiasm for one's own area of expertise.
The answers from Davide Di Falco, about Engineers' Day.
When and in what context did you first hear about Engineers' Day (then Engineers' Day)?
We became aware of the event through a flyer.
Your company is now participating in Engineers' Day as a donor for the third time. Why are you involved in this event?
Engineers' Day shines the spotlight on the engineering professions and thus makes them more visible in our society. That is an important contribution. Especially in order to awaken and increase interest among the younger generation. As a construction company with a long tradition, WALO attaches great importance to the further training of its employees and the promotion of young talent. We are aware that we can only achieve our goals of constant innovation and high quality of our services and products together with the relevant experts.
Why do you think engineers and their achievements are not perceived enough in everyday life, and what can engineers do about it?
They are seldom in the front line and are thus less prominently noticed. Engineers' Day is therefore a good occasion to consciously present yourself and share your enthusiasm for your own field. This arouses curiosity and contributes to a better understanding of the importance of the daily work of engineers. Without them, the world as we know it would not exist.
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?
Everyone has a role to play in promoting young talent. Politicians and educational institutions, but of course also companies and engineers themselves. That's why WALO is involved in a wide variety of projects to promote young talent, both at home and abroad.
Do you have another wish in connection with Engineers' Day?
Lasting contacts and relationships are the be-all and end-all in the construction industry. For this, I would like to see an alumni network for the engineering professions, with sections depending on the industry. That would promote synergies between companies and alumni. So far, I think this has not been done enough in Switzerland.
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