BMet College and the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIOT) are inviting leaders in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sector to a diversity workshop on the 29th March.
The workshop will focus on increasing the number of women both entering the sector and progressing in the sector into management and leadership roles.
Women make up 16.5% of all engineers, compared to 10.5% reported in 2010 and although this represents a 6-percentage point increase in the proportion of women in the engineering workforce, the number of professional engineers in the UK is one of the lowest in Europe and the number of women in technical level roles, where business need is greatest, is much lower.
The GBSIOT are launching a series of research activities with the vision of supporting employers within the region to develop innovative thinking and ways of working to attract more females into their organisation.
The workshop on 29th March marks the start of this work. It will see a panel of female speakers working in traditionally male dominated sectors, who will share their stories and experiences to help give thought regarding how to build on the sector’s work to increase the number of women in the UK taking up opportunities in engineering.
This will be followed by a facilitated roundtable and knowledge sharing discussion to improve diversity in engineering.
Places are limited to 20 so please reserve your place by emailing: Kully.Nagra@bmet.ac.uk
Full event details:
Date: Wednesday 29th March
Timings: 11am – 1pm (lunch provided)
Location: GBSIOT, Holt St, Birmingham B4 7ER