Mystique of Engineering Needs to be Removed

Mystique of Engineering Needs to be Removed
The 'mystique' of engineering needs to be removed by getting women engineers and more young male engineers to engage in schools more frequently.

“International women in engineering day is an excellent initiative that highlights career paths on offer to everyone, I am confident we will see the number of females entering engineering grow in the coming years,” he added.

“It is clear that we need to continue to find ways of attracting more women into the sector,” John McDonald, interim chief executive officer of OPITO, said.

“The values, interests, experience and approaches women bring to the sector can differ from those contributed by men, helping to lead our industry and its technology in new directions. We as an industry must change our cultural message to show that females represent a resource base of talent for science, technology and innovation,” he added.

 

 

 

 


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Thomas Bath | Jun. 23, 2017
There isnt a shortage of Engineers, men or women. If a company places an ad, they will get at least a hundred qualified candidates within hours of posting. Same for Geologists like me. We dont need to encourage more kids to become Engineers or Geoscientists, let them decide on their own if they have a desire to study. Too many out of work professionals to be encouraging young people to join the ranks of the unemployed.


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