Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute has introduced a new format of career guidance. From now on, study tours, workshops and lectures will be organized for the students of high schools, where they will learn about technical specialties and therefore - determine their future careers.
“We try to provide as much information as possible to the schoolchildren about the professions that are taught in KPI, and therefore, are open to cooperation with schools. These may be educational institutions of the capital, schools in the Kyiv region and other ones, ”said Natalia Pozharska, the Head of the division of career and professional development – the Career Development Center of KPI.
A memorandum between the school and the university must be signed in order to initiate cooperation. This is the responsibility of the division of career and professional development of the Department of Education and Training Work of KPI - the Career Development Center.
The first excursion according to the program of promoting the professional development of student youth took place on December 4. The students of the 11th form of the Educational Complex "Specialized School of I-II Degrees - Lyceum" № 157 of Kyiv visited KPI.
“We are glad to accept an offer to get to know about the University, with the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics in particular. For graduates, such excursions are very informative and help to determine their future profession, "- said the headteacher Olena Vasianina.
The meeting began with a walk through the campus, acquaintance with the history and present of the university. After that, Tetiana Chizhska, a teacher of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, held a lecture about the Hadron Collider.
The students visited the laboratories of thermography, mechanics, the cryo-lab and took a look at the tunnelling microscope. They were able to feel like real students, examining educational and scientific equipment, in the laboratory of mechanics and molecular physics. In the Physical Laboratory of low-temperatures, they plunged into the world of nitrogen curiosities: they observed a nitrogen explosion, a nitrogen expansion, levitation; they froze apples and tasted homemade ice cream. Finally, in the microscopy lab, the students looked into the microcosm with the help of a tunnelling microscope.
Vitaliy Kotovsky, the Head of the Department of General and Solid State Physics FMF, is convinced that such meetings are necessary for everyone: "We have to prepare high-level specialists for the state, and students have to choose an art after his own heart."