National Future Day 2022 at Johnson & Johnson in Switzerland
On 10th November 2022, it was Swiss National Future Day. The purpose of this day is to provide children from 5th-7th grade an opportunity to gain some insights into the business world. After two years of virtual celebrations, we were happy to this year offer an on-site Future Day program again at eight different sites. Over 200 kids from across Switzerland participated in this unique experience.
Committed to offering our young talents an exciting day, the program included insights into Johnson & Johnson in Switzerland and its different sectors as well as various interactions to learn more about Johnson & Johnson’s culture and the many career opportunities. Some highlights were the different hands-on experiments , where among other things kids learned about surgical procedures through simulations or what needs to be considered when creating packaging for a pharmaceutical product. Additionally, the kids got to know more about the importance of health & wellbeing through an interactive game developed by Global Health Services and learned the basics of scratch, a simple coding method, led by our Johnson & Johnson Technology Team. In Schaffhausen and Selzach they also got a tour through the production facilities or an insight into the Distribution Center, which certainly was very exciting.
The Future Day was organized in collaboration with the different sites and the WiSTEM2D (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design) Youth Pillar, which consists of Johnson & Johnson volunteers to spark enchantment with technology in young women and girls, as well as the help of many of our apprentices and junior talents.
"As a Johnson & Johnson commercial Apprentice, I and many other Apprentices got the chance to plan the Future Day and bring in our own ideas. This was a great opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes of planning such an event and to further my project and event management skills, while collaborating with different stakeholders."Share
Girls in IT
In addition to the General Future Day Program, there was a dedicated program in Zug and Zuchwil led by the IT department with the aim to give girls an insight into Information Technology. By letting them experience the broad spectrum of IT related tasks, they were given the chance to learn more about what it means to work in this job field and got empowered to make their own career choice, potentially in the STEM2D fields.
Watch the video and hear what our future talents have to say (full video with sound)