SMART Academy visits VERBUND
There are more things to discover beyond energy production and sales at Verbund. SMART Academy Students of Java programming language had doors wide open for them on Friday, 08.11.2019 to attend a presentation of Verbund, Austria’s leading electricity company and one of the largest producers of electricity from hydropower in Europe.
Group photo of participants in the visit in the front of the entrance
Participants listened to the company history and profile as well as the IT sector in the company and challenges which Verbund deals with to ensure high-quality standards in delivering service to the community.
The presentation was also an eye-opener for participants who had a close look at what Verbund offers in terms of available internship programs that will help people integrate and/or develop professionally in Austria.
Concluding the visit, some of SMART Academy members who have completed the Java Basis course joined the CoderDojo workshop as mentors and they had a great impression of it. “It is a great experience,” said Alaa Nakshbandi, “where I had the chance to mingle with children in an interactive session. This is really a great initiative to foster digital culture and help children being involved.”
The event gave SMART Academy students a dose of enthusiasm to exert more effort in their learning journey in the field of software development. “Our visit to Verbund helps us in our initiatives to empower people to bridge the gap in the IT sector,” commented Aladin Nakshbandi, SMART Academy Chairman.
“We are keen in our Academy to raise the bar for training programs in all fields, especially the IT sector. The visit came in line with Austria’s strategy in digitalization and Goal number four in UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), i.e. Quality Education. Our visit to Verbund is a vital step in this direction. Furthermore, it highlights the importance of implementing corporate social responsibility in a way that enhances our community. This is exactly what Verbund has done,” concludes Aladin
Mohammad Alsakini, Software Development Engineer and Java Instructor at SMART Academy commented on the visit to Verbund as an excellent one. “Our visit to Verbund was very productive,” Mohammad says. “We have learned about the new technologies used by the company in the field of information technology and power g
I have been very impressed about efforts to rely on clean resources to generate Energy . After talking with the participating students, the feedback was positive and they expressed how happy they were after the meeting. Thank you, Mr. Daniel for the presentation and your simple and straightforward presentation of the information. Thank you Verbund for the positive atmospheres and for orgenising the visit.”
Daniel Wagner, Enterprise Architect at Verbund, “It was a pleasure to inspire the participants of the energy sector and VERBUND and to introduce them to the CoderDojo idea.”
Nigel Stonham, Webspinner at Vienna Hub. and co-organiser of the event said “It was one of the most interesting
presentations I have seen here in the last few years. I learned many interesting new things about Verbund, about Austria, and IT. Daniel’s speed in putting the event together, his evident enthusiasm for life and work, and his commitment to some of Verbund’s wider causes impressed me greatly. Thank you! ”