Education: the passport to the future

 

Career pathways and livelihoods are built on foundations laid out in education. Education allows us to expand knowledge, explore new skills, explore ourselves, exercise brain muscle and grow. Without education we would stagnate. It is a human right.

Too easily, education can be taken for granted, even squandered, but for many it is an elusive luxury. A myriad of factors can create barriers to access a decent education and prevent people from reaching their true potential. This is a global crisis requiring pragmatic solutions. To keep the world turning access to education must be universally improved. 

I feel blessed to have had the opportunities in my education. It wasn’t handed to me on a plate, though. I was inquisitive. I studied hard. My thirst for knowledge made me explore options and drive my curriculum. And I am still learning. Education is not finite.

Giving back

Throughout my career, I have always taken time to support programs that improve opportunities within the engineering profession for talent to grow. Providing ladders through mentoring, coaching, and inspiring are all simple things we can all do to support future generations.

This year, I was delighted to be elected as a Member of the Board of Trustees of ABB’s Jürgen Dormann Foundation for Engineering Education. The Foundation provides scholarships to engineering students around the world who need financial support to continue their studies.

It is truly an honor to be part of a program making such a positive impact on so many people’s lives. We are really making a difference, and allowing people to succeed. And we all benefit from allowing talent to blossom, especially in the realm of engineering with its vital applications making our daily lives better.

 

For the masses, not the few

Those of us privileged to have had the security and grounding of a good education, and access to furthering and expanding our horizons, have a duty to support those less fortunate. We can all do our bit to reach out and collectively elevate standards and access to education across the world.

Education should not be confined to education establishments. We all have a part to play in sharing knowledge, nurturing talent and supporting people in reaching their potential.

We are all both tutors and students in the class of life.

For more information about the Jürgen Dormann Foundation visit: https://new.abb.com/sustainability/society/foundation

Education: the passport to the future

 

Career pathways and livelihoods are built on foundations laid out in education. Education allows us to expand knowledge, explore new skills, explore ourselves, exercise brain muscle and grow. Without education we would stagnate. It is a human right.

Too easily, education can be taken for granted, even squandered, but for many it is an elusive luxury. A myriad of factors can create barriers to access a decent education and prevent people from reaching their true potential. This is a global crisis requiring pragmatic solutions. To keep the world turning access to education must be universally improved. 

I feel blessed to have had the opportunities in my education. It wasn’t handed to me on a plate, though. I was inquisitive. I studied hard. My thirst for knowledge made me explore options and drive my curriculum. And I am still learning. Education is not finite.

Giving back

Throughout my career, I have always taken time to support programs that improve opportunities within the engineering profession for talent to grow. Providing ladders through mentoring, coaching, and inspiring are all simple things we can all do to support future generations.

This year, I was delighted to be elected as a Member of the Board of Trustees of ABB’s Jürgen Dormann Foundation for Engineering Education. The Foundation provides scholarships to engineering students around the world who need financial support to continue their studies.

It is truly an honor to be part of a program making such a positive impact on so many people’s lives. We are really making a difference, and allowing people to succeed. And we all benefit from allowing talent to blossom, especially in the realm of engineering with its vital applications making our daily lives better.

 

For the masses, not the few

Those of us privileged to have had the security and grounding of a good education, and access to furthering and expanding our horizons, have a duty to support those less fortunate. We can all do our bit to reach out and collectively elevate standards and access to education across the world.

Education should not be confined to education establishments. We all have a part to play in sharing knowledge, nurturing talent and supporting people in reaching their potential.

We are all both tutors and students in the class of life.

For more information about the Jürgen Dormann Foundation visit: https://new.abb.com/sustainability/society/foundation