Event to encourage more women into engineering careers
A WOMEN into Engineering taster day is being held at Stroud College next month to try and encourage more girls to enter the male dominated industry.
The event will give young women the opportunity to have a go at engineering activities in a bid to get them thinking about pursuing a career in the profession.
Aimed at women aged between 14 and 18, the day will include presentations from women in the industry, guidance and tuition from experts and information on routes into the field of engineering.
"Just 8.7 per cent of the British engineering workforce is women, the lowest figures in Europe. With a skill shortage looming there are many opportunities in the industry for the right candidates," said Andrew Keenan, head of engineering at SGS College.
"Women are as able to excel in this sector as their male counterparts; the only difficulty is getting women to apply to the industry."
The event will take place on Wednesday, April 3, from 9.30am to 3pm at the Stroud Campus.
For more information or to book a place, please contact Andrew Keenan on 01453 761294 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org