SIDN sponsors 'When I grow up'

As a child, did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up? In the Dutch TV programme Later als ik groot ben ('When I grow up'), Jochem van Gelder looks at children who know exactly what they want to do in adult life. On Saturday 9 December, RTL4 broadcast the first in a series of eight programmes. SIDN is sponsoring When I grow up, which will underline the importance of digital skills for children.

A butcher's domain

Kees Bond from Volendam was the first youngster featured. When Kees grows up, he wants to be a butcher. And, of course, a modern butcher needs a webshop. Happily for Kees, the domain name '' ('the Volendam butcher') was still available.

ICT and digital skills matter in all lines of work

Each programme in the series profiles a young person nearing the end of primary school, and looks at their dream job. They include Luna who wants to be a chauffeur, Robbie who dreams of being a painter and Jamie who sees himself caring for older people. The programme makers point out the importance of information technology in each of the professions. Because, no matter what line of work you choose, ICT knowledge and digital skills are going to help you do your job.

Want to watch?

When I grow up is a Dutch-language programme that goes out on RTL4 every Saturday in December and January at 11am, Dutch time. If you missed the start of the series, it's still available to watch on the RTL4 website. (There's a charge for watching programmes more than seven days old.) The whole series will be repeated on Dutch TV next year, starting on Saturday 17 February at 5pm.



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