Published: Apr 19, 2018
Excite, engage, and educate children to use technology. This mission belongs to Kids in Tech – a nonprofit inspiring the next generation of tech-savvy leaders through after-school programs.
Last Thursday, Kronos welcomed a group of 20 kids from the Kids in Tech after-school tech club, ages 8-14. They toured our headquarters, learned about user experience, and participated in hands-on testing of our time clocks.
In the User Experience Center, students worked with Kronites from the User Research and Product Management teams to test out the different ways employees can clock-in to work. The kids also participated in a hands-on activity which walked them through how IoT (Internet of Things) and Cloud computing touch everyday lives in the workplace.
“It is fun to see the curiosity and awe that the kids bring to the workplace. We are inspired by their questions and reactions to things that we might otherwise take for granted.” - Marc Cajolet, Senior Manager Kronos User Experience
“I’ve been to an office, but never one like this,” one boy said to me during the building tour. Another asked, “Can I work here?” after completing the afternoon’s activities. Kronite volunteers were excited about the kids’ visit, and it was great to hear that they were enjoying the program!
Kronos is dedicated to helping develop the next-generation workforce in the communities where we live and work. It’s part of our GiveInspired culture. Technology will only continue to expand to new horizons, and introducing young-talent to its possibilities at an early age will help them understand what opportunities are out there for them.
Thank you, Kids in Tech, and we hope to see you back again soon!