National Future Day 2023 at Johnson & Johnson in Switzerland
On 9th November 2023, it was Swiss National Future Day, where kids from 5th-7th grade had the opportunity to gain some insights into the business world. At Johnson & Johnson, we hosted an immersive Future Day Program at seven different sites across Switzerland, allowing more than 200 enthusiastic kids to participate in this unique experience.
Committed to offering our young talents an exciting day, the program included insights into Johnson & Johnson in Switzerland and its two sectors, as well as various interactive activities, designed to delve into the company’s culture and learn more about the different career opportunities for early talents. Highlights of the day included hands-on experiments, where among other things kids learned about surgical procedures through realistic simulations or were able to extract their own DNA. 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 under the guidance of the Johnson & Johnson Technology Team. In Schaffhausen and Selzach they had the unique opportunity to tour the production facilities or distribution center, which certainly was very exciting.
The Future Day was a collaborative effort made possible through partnerships 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 an apprentice, it was great to organize such an event and see the many aspects that have to be taken into account. From conception to implementation, I was able to gain a deep insight into the world of event planning and gain valuable experience.Share
Girls in IT
Beyond the General Future Day Program, there was a dedicated program in Zug and Zuchwil led by the IT department, focused on providing girls an insight into the world of information technology. By immersing in an array of IT- related activities, they were given the chance to learn more about what it means to work in this dynamic job field, helping them understand what it entails to embark on a career in IT.