The Seebox for Technology Companies
There is a worldwide shortage of electronic engineering skills. So much so that some tech-companies are offering a $30,000 reward simply for a referral that will lead to the successful appointment of an engineer.
To find and appoint the right person for a job like electronic or software engineering is very expensive. But even more expensive is not finding the necessary skills, or appointing the wrong person for the job. Engineering is by definition very practically-orientated, requiring problem-solving skills, and it can cost a company dearly to have entire systems depend on a person who doesn’t have what it takes when a problem arises.
What if a hi-tech company can identify the best problem-solvers at the high-school level already?
What if there’s a way of measuring a young person’s curiosity in technology?
What if this can be done not by subjecting the young person to any tests, but just by collecting data while they are exploring the world of science and electronics by playing, experimenting and watching entertaining videos?
What if this can all be done without any supervision?
The Seebox can do all of this. We took the instruments that electronics engineers use on a day-to-day basis and turned it into an educational tool that can also monitor a person’s progress.
Seebox Value Proposition for Companies
To appoint an electronic engineer can easily cost a company in excess of $100,000 per year. Companies pay that kind of money for experience. They do this because experience is their biggest insurance against risk – the risk that the applicant gives a good impression during the interviews, but don’t have the problem-solving mindset needed for the job. This is typically not something that can be accurately assessed during an interview or tested with a few quick tests. By spending a fraction of that amount (about $13,000) they can sponsor a budding township entrepreneur with a franchise. This not only creates new jobs in townships but also exposes hundreds of learners to the world of electronics. Or why not sponsor learners’ classes at a franchise?
What Tech Companies get out if it
The company, in return, can pride themselves on investing in the next generation of technology workers. And equally important – because they sponsored the Seeboxes, they will get first access to the Learner ID data of that franchise. So they get to cherry-pick the best young problem solvers of the future. They can use the data to approach those students with job offers or bursaries. The Seebox will enable a company to determine which kids possess a curiosity about how things work, the invisible force that makes good engineers and scientists. Text books and exams cannot measure a person’s level of curiosity.
Workplace Skills Development Training
Companies can also contract a Franchisee to offer technical Skills Development training to their technical workers at the workplace. The Seebox EWSETA accredited classes give workers a basic but thorough understanding of Electricity & Electronics. The Seebox classes are for any company who employs people in a technical field who must have at least a basic understanding of the abstract principles of electricity in their day-to-day work. Factory workers, mining technicians and sales persons are all examples of people who will benefit directly.
Whether sponsoring a Seebox franchise, classes for learners or using Seebox for Skills Development training, we will manage the LID data for the company. They will receive reports of all the students who used the Seeboxes containing:
- The number of hours they spent using it,
- The educational videos they watched,
- Their general progress,
- The electronic concepts they mastered.
And because the Seebox learner data is based on experiments and real-world measurements, and not theory memorised for an exam, it is a good indicator of problem-solving skills and natural curiosity. With an investment of less than 1 senior engineer’s annual salary, a company can sponsor Seeboxes for 5 different franchises in 5 different countries. If the average franchise has 300 learners using the Seebox, that means they get to pick their next junior engineer from a pool of 1,500 potential candidates, without the usual time and costs associated with recruitment.