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Riga Students Visiting High Technology Enterprises

On April 22, 2016, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Riga Purvciems Secondary School in collaboration with the International Association of Experts in Children Education on High Technologies (IAECEHT) supported by the Riga City Council Department of Education, Culture and Sports will pilot the educational game “Journalist. Riga – a city of High Technologies” for secondary school students.

“We continue the study of the city in the spring cycle of the game. This time, within the educational game “Journalist. A Mirror of Riga 2016”, the students will take a fascinating journey into the world of technology. The goal of our project is to tell the students about the urban modern high-tech enterprises and to give the children an idea of different professions. Apart from Riga Purvciems Secondary School, the project engages Riga Secondary Schools No. 34 , 80, Rinuzi Secondary School, as well as Riga Wilhelm Ostwald Secondary School”, explains the IAECEHT expert and one of the organizers of the event, Mikhail Epstein.

The students involved will be able to get the insight of the functioning of several manufactures which use the latest scientific developments and thus contribute to the city life and progress, while providing Riga citizens with job opportunities and increasing municipal budget tax revenues. These are “Grindeks” JSC, “Elme Messer L” LLC, ”Skan-Tooling” LLC, “Mass Portal” LLC and “WMT Baltic” LLC. Each group of students will get the necessary information in order to come up with a journalistic article on one of the relevant enterprises and report on associated professionals afterwards. Their works will be evaluated by the experienced journalists and the best works will later be published in the media.

“It is important to give the youngsters an idea of different professions available for them after school graduation. The students get a thorough understanding of the work of these enterprises. As a result, the project prepares young people for their adult roles and responsibilities, which is challenging”, Riga Purvciems Secondary School principal, Yuri Klyukin, reported.

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