Young Brainport Summer School attracts young international talent

Brainport Eindhoven’s internationalisation is to get a further impetus. The fourth edition of the Young Brainport Summer School (YBSS) will be held from 10 to 17 August.

Forty gifted youngsters between the ages of 15 and 18 from 17 different countries worldwide are attending this educational summer week. They will be immersed in all the innovative activities and culture of the city and region. The goal is to give these top talents a ‘life-changing experience’. It is hoped they will remain connected to Brainport and be ambassadors for Eindhoven.

Well-known professors and representatives from the business world and knowledge institutions will guide the kids through the world of new technologies. There will be special demos, company visits, and challenging assignments. The programme also includes social activities, where the participants will get to know the city and region better.

‘An amazing experience’

A successful combination, according to the reaction of one of the 2018 participants. Vikram Bhatt from Canada, “YBSS is a truly amazing experience, a healthy mix of exhilarating social activities and brain hammering company workshops. It feels like you are in a completely new world as you explore Brainport Eindhoven. But you also feel at home as you socialise with other students with similar mindsets. All in all, YBSS helped me grow as an individual, and it is something I will never forget.”

“This is how the region reaches new talent needed for the future, “said Yvonne van Hest, Programme Manager at Brainport Development. “Due to the shortage in the technological labour market, many companies in Brainport Eindhoven have a shortage of well-trained staff. It is important to attract the largest possible pool of talent from students from at home and abroad. The YBSS is one of the ways to fill that talent pool.”

All participants receive a certificate at the end of the week.

Translator: Melinda Walraven


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