“After a digital event last year due to the pandemic, it was great to be able to meet students again. Career Day is an excellent opportunity to familiarize students with our cluster and our participating companies, as well as update them on major trends, emerging markets, and opportunities where their competency is needed for creating sustainable technological solutions,” says Ann Marchioro, Project Manager at GCE NODE.
“Meeting enthusiastic students is always a great pleasure. Our goal is to assist them in finding local career opportunities thereby attracting and retaining talent in the Agder region, a win-win situation,” says Marchioro.
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Those who stopped by the GCE NODE stand at Career Day were mainly students studying mechatronics and renewable energy. This is a relevant mix at a time when GCE NODE cluster companies are exploring how to transfer competence and technology from oil and gas to offshore renewables.
“Students are primarily interested in summer internships, career opportunities and student projects. We point them in the direction of cluster participants that could be a good match,” says Marchioro.
Several cluster companies were exhibitors at Career Day including National Oilwell Varco, HMH, RedRock, Tratec Norcon, Volue, Voca and Agder Energi.
GCE NODE, RedRock, Voca, Agder Energi and Volue were also among the main sponsors that were given time on center stage to give a presentation to the students.