Engineering Careers: Girls Allowed

May 26, 2015

Female school student stood in the Automotive workshop leaning on a large tyre.

We are challenging gender stereotyping in industry and encouraging young women into science, technology, maths and engineering careers (STEM).

Training 2000 has welcomed almost 60 local female high school students for an innovative scheme called “Girls Allowed” which aims to remove barriers to potential.

The 1-day programme uses a range of interactive and fun techniques to explore the concept of stereotyping, bust the myths around gender and ethnicity and highlights the many paths available to future engineering careers.

Completely free for local schools, students enjoy hands-on taster engineering and automotive sessions at our cutting-edge headquarters.

Natasha, 13, said:  “It’s been a fun and enjoyable day. My older sister is doing engineering and electronics at the moment and I can see why she likes it so much.”

Training 2000’s CEO Steve Gray concludes “Training 2000 is one of a number of education centres who work to battle stereotypes that reduce young women’s career choices and we hope to create the female role models of the future.

“There are a wide range of engineering careers available and we are proud of how many young women are doing courses with us.”

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