The ninth edition of the WCM Summer School also took place this year at the military base in Stroe. Because of COVID-19, it remained exciting for a long time whether and how the Summer School would take place. Summer School-director Jan Braaksma: “Foreign students could not travel to us this year and the turnout of the earlier large numbers of students would not go with all the corona measures. The choice fell on a hybrid study week, partly live and partly online.
Henk Akkermans, WCM Director and Professor Tilburg University: “The world around us is in transition. The continuation of the Summer School is a great opportunity to meet all societal challenges and to continue to work on maintenance innovation”.
The eighth edition of the WCM Summer School took place at the military base in Stroe this year. During this week, 52 students were introduced to the latest in maintenance-related theory by means of seven workshops. Rijkswaterstaat provided them with a practical case study to which they could immediately apply this theory. “We look forward to working with the proposed solutions”, RWS-director Nienke Bagchus says on the closing day.
WCM Summer School is intended for young professionals with a maximum of ten years work experience, as well as university and technical university students in the final legs of their programs. World Class Maintenance (WCM) uses its own network to recruit participants. Potential participants submit a resume and a letter of intent, which will be evaluated by a selection committee.