The French Fab Tour is a 13-date tour throughout France. Organized by the French Fab and in partnership with the UIMM and Bpifrance, this event aims to promote the industry and its trades to schoolchildren and students, to promote the know-how of local companies, to stimulate employment and training, to speak positively about the industry and its challenges in the media, and to create moments of exchange to encourage cooperation at the local level.
This year, a 1,200 m2 village has been opened to welcome schoolchildren, job seekers and students. In this village, there are 10 thematic zones, animations and masterclasses for young people.
In Metz, the village opened on Monday, September 13 on the Place d’Armes. Some Robotix Academy collaborators associated with L’équipe ant TECHNOLOGIE, the robotics and cobotics platform of the ENIM, hosted a stand in the village to promote robotics and its place in today’s pedagogy in order to arouse the interest of the youngest, notably through exchanges supported by playful supports and the deployment on the stand of the collaborative robot YuMi used in the research work of the project.
Students from several Metz high schools visited the stand in small groups and tested the tic-tac-toe program developed on the YuMi for the occasion.
Several organizers and business leaders from the Lorraine region spoke during the day on various topics. The French Minister for Industry, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, took part for a while in the animations and exchanges and made a speech to motivate young people and particularly young girls to get involved in industrial jobs in our region.