Two months ago we wrote about high-schoolers from Sombor who built a robotic hand using our tools. After that they went on to win a medal in Moscow at an international competition. Today they paid us a visit.
We love giving tours through our company to young people. It’s not everyday that a high-schooler can pass through doors marked “RESTRICTED ACCESS — SMD employees only.” Seeing those robotic turret hands in action, placing components at a blistering pace (tens of thousands per hour) can really spark something inside.
During the hour-long tour we go through our entire building, into each department, giving students a snapshot of the company as a whole, how it works, how it breathes.
Our CEO Neb also gave a presentation to the students. His key message, which applies to any young person out there reading this: Ten minutes spent thinking about your future now when you’re 17, 18 years old, is worth 6 working hours when you’re, say, thirty years old. The point is that you have to make your own choices and take responsibility for them, don’t just let the stream of life take you wherever.
“When I was younger I used to think only about fishing and my girlfriend (now wife). That’s all I thought about all day long. Only at 25 did I start thinking seriously about my future and what I’ll do with myself, and that led to what MikroElektronika is today. Imagine how much further would I have gone if I had that wake-up moment when I was your age?” Neb concluded.