Gender Equality in STEM Workshops - for careers professionals in HE, FE and adult services (locations throughout the UK)
Wed 27 Jun 12
A series of free one-day UKRC workshops to raise awareness of the need for widening career choice for girls and women in science, engineering and technology (SET). The workshops will run between February and May in various locations throughout the UK.
• Wednesday 27 June, University of Birmingham
Careers professionals face increasing demands in the current economic climate and as we move towards the provision of an inclusive adult careers service. The UKRC works with industry, academia and the public sector to improve the participation of women pursuing STEM-related careers in science, engineering and technology (SET) and help address skills shortages in areas that are vital to the future economic prosperity of the country.
The need for positive and up-to-date information about the diversity of opportunities in STEM-related careers is key to overcoming gender stereotyping of roles and career paths. The UKRC is keen to support careers advisers in addressing some of these challenges and, as part of its support for the National HE STEM programme, is delivering specialist training on gender equality issues in SET for careers professionals working with adults and in higher and further education.
Aims and objectives
The aims of the programme are to raise awareness of:
• the need for widening career choice for girls and women in science, engineering and technology (SET)
• factors affecting entry into non-traditional careers for women
• implicit and explicit stereotyping in careers guidance and education
• reflecting on strategies to overcome gender stereotyping when offering guidance or information to girls and women
At the end of the training session, participants will have:
• updated their training with regard to gender equality
• identified the reason for the need to recruit more women into SET
• identified the barriers that can prevent women from entering and returning to employment in SET
• a greater awareness of the range of STEM-related careers and sources of LMI available
The workshops run from 10.00 - 16.00 and are highly interactive and allow time for networking. All participants receive a detailed folder with practical information, exercises and case studies.
Who should attend?
Careers advisers, employment advisers and placement officers in higher and further education institutions, adult IAG services and representatives of other careers support organisations.
How to book
Places are free of charge and limited on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a place, email Veronica Benson or tel 0118 378 4791.
Date(s) & Timing 27 Jun 2012 10:00 16:00 Non-member price £0.00 Venue Add to calendar Download event to my Outlook Calendar
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