In presence of about 170 special guests, the official opening of ‘De Techniek Academie’ in Harderwijk (NL) on friday, 23-th of November was a great success.
The building was beautyfully decorated with banners and balloons at the entrance in the 4 colours of the Academy, all part of a perfect organisation.
All gathered between brand new machinery, when Jacques de Groot, managing-director of the “Techniek Academie’, takes the lead at 16:00 o’clock sharp. After thanking companies and local governement for the foundation of the location and the education-facilitie, he declares the Akademy a fact.
Next comes mister Teeninga, alderman of municipality Harderwijk, who clarifies the importance of the education for the area between the 4 cities of Apeldoorn, Zwolle, Lelystad en Amersfoort. “Harderwijk is ambitious and wants tp put itself on the map as educational centre of the Veluwe-area. This new technic academy is a brilliant way to contribute”
Mr. Wientjes, chairman of the employersorganisation VNO-NCW, invited to do the official opening, fully agrees and it gives him great pleasure, together with Bernard van Leeuwen, student at this new education, to push the red button. Under smoke, music & light a real robot enters the premises to bring in 4 inox trays with christmas-trees…….(you will understand, this could only be dr. Universe himself)
The 4 trays were made by the students of the Academy, as a gift. The lifgts in the trays were put at work and the opening was complete. Time for champagne and chat.
For the filmimpression of the opening with beautiful images of dr. Universe in action, click Techniek Academie