The main objective of the Career Days (CDs) is to raise awareness of the significance of food in modern life, and to demonstrate their relevance to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The objective of Career Days is to illustrate to the next generation of children and adolescents the necessary higher education pathways, leading to meaningful and exciting careers that innovate the agrifood sector across the entire value chain, in agri/aquaculture, industry, academia and research, but also as entrepreneurs and creators of startups.
Through the Career Days, EIT Food aims to:
- Inspire and encourage young people to study a food-related discipline, bringing much needed human capital into the food system.
- Promote the knowledge, skills, and attitudes in demand in the agri-food sector.
- Showcase the exciting and meaningful opportunities in industries pioneering innovation in the sector. These range from careers in industry, further research at universities and research & training organisations, as well as creating start-ups and the corresponding EIT Food support and opportunities for young entrepreneurs.
Request for Contributors
As we look to the future of the food and agriculture industry, it's important to remember the power of representation and visibility. Children need role models and examples of successful people in fields they are interested in, in order to envision themselves pursuing similar paths.
To ensure that schoolchildren have the opportunity to see themselves represented and to be inspired to pursue their goals, EIT Food is currently accepting applications to host Career Days. This is an excellent opportunity to inspire the next generation of food and agricultre professionals and introduce them to the diverse career opportunities available in the industry.
Let's strive to create a more equitable and inclusive industry, where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Interested? Download the full guidelines below.