Registration period to be closed on 15 May 2016
As it has done every year since 2012, the BGL BNP Paribas lux future lab is offering 30 young people the opportunity to take part in its Summer School. The aim is to encourage out-of-the-box thinking, while forming two essential qualities: entrepreneurial flair and the search for excellence.
The fifth annual Summer School will take place from 18 to 29 July 2016. Aimed at high school students one or two years away from graduation, it is an integral part of lux future lab, which aims to impact the country’s economic and social dynamics by emphasising entrepreneurship and training.
Over the two-week period, the students will meet with innovative entrepreneurs, committed non-profit organisations and experienced tradespeople – professionals that stand apart through their original approaches and a true passion for their work.
The purpose of the programme is to give young participants the desire, at a decisive moment in their education, to take their future into their own hands by opening up new perspectives and conveying the message, “Love what you do, and do it well!”
Each day of the Summer School is organised around a specific subject. In addition to the range of topics addressed, sports activities and games will be organised to encourage participants to integrate and foster a sense of teamwork. Specialists from the BNP Paribas group will offer daily “good to know” tips on practical subjects such as public speaking, first aid training and CV writing.
Designed in collaboration with some 50 participants from the professional and academic worlds, the programme is also based on individual support from a guidance counsellor, who helps the youngsters to fine-tune their interests and skills with a view to their future studies and career.
Having hosted more than 120 students over the past four years, the Summer School, which was originally intended for mainstream high schools, is now open without restriction to all secondary schools throughout Luxembourg. Since the number of places on the programme is limited, the key selection criterion is motivation.
The fifth Summer School is being organised for the first time with the support of Luxembourg’s National Youth Service (SNJ), under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Childhood and Youth. The SNJ will be a preferred partner of the Summer School, organising workshops on creativity and prototyping.
Online registration for the 2016 Summer School is open through 15 May 2016 on the lux future lab website at www.luxfuturelab.lu/training/summer-school, which also provides details on enrolment, terms and conditions.