On 28.03.2016, the Centre for Advanced Technologies (CTANM) organised a Raising Awareness Workshop in the Faculty of Engineering and Management of Technological Systems, POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest.
About 75 students from the final year attended at the workshop and the moderators were prof. Andrei Dumitrescu, prof. Tom Savu and lecturer Mihaela-Elena Ulmeanu.
After the brief presentation of CTANM, the discussions focused on the topic of financial literacy in general and on the poor results of Romania (FLI = 22%), according to the last year Standard and Poor’s survey.
A lot of the workshop’s duration was occupied by discussions about general financial problems encountered by the individual: “Should I borrow and buy now or should I save and buy later?”, “Are the payday loans good for me?”, etc. and about financial processes that affected the commoner (“Who is to blame for the financial crisis of 2008?”, etc.)
Afterwards, the Module 2 of FLY e-course was presented and analysed in depth: content, aim, scope, outcomes, certificate etc. A lot of students asked questions and displayed interest in the course.
The results of the workshop were analysed by the moderators and they decided that the workshop was a success, considering the number of active participants; number of requests for FLY e-course details and number of e-mails received afterwards.