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  • Welcome
    Housekeeping – toilets / fire exits / breaks
    Beneficiary forms
    Careergen forms
    Evaluation forms – please fill these in before you leave – helps us to develop events in the future
    Photos – we will be taking photos - let us know if you don’t want them to be taken of you
    I Need for this presentation
    Handout – hold up when talk about bursaries etc
  • You have agendas in your packs
    Presentations:
    Start and end the day with presentations
    Workshops
    Just TASTERS! Short and snappy. Let us know in your evaluations if you would benefit having a whole day of any of them.
    3 workshops
    one in here with everyone
    Other 2 – split group into two – swap over
    Lunch
    Take opportunity to network with each other
    Delegate list in packs
    Lots of information to take away on employers and organisations
    This week is Enterprise Week – there is an Enterprise Zone with info over there
    Around to talk to will be:
    Leslie Peers – Wates
    Katie Perry – Daphne Jackson Trust
    Julian Thompson and Louise Baker – Careergen
    Nicola Parr – Enterprising Yorkshire
    Madeleine Smith – Open University
    Michelle Monickendam
    Talk to any of us - Name badges -
  • Set up because
    Skills shortage within SET sectors
    The UK economy needs more talented scientists, engineers and technologists
    By 2010, only 20 per cent of the UK workforce will be white, able-bodied, full-time working men
  • What is the UKRC doing about it?
    We work with a number of organisations, such as:
    Employers
    Colleges
    Universities
    Sector Skills Councils
    Professional Bodies
    Regional Development Agencies
    Research Councils
    By implementing gender equality training, organisations can identify and address behaviours and actions that prevent women from entering, progressing and staying within science, engineering, construction and technology
    We work with individual Women by:
    Encouraging more women to go in to SET careers
    Supporting women to progress in their SET career
    Supporting women to return to a SET career after a career break
  • UKRC is a national organisation
    Government Funded
    Head office is in Bradford
    Hubs in Scotland, Wales and the South East.
  • Reminder of why we’re here
    Look at what
    European Employment strategy
  • Welcome
    Housekeeping – toilets / fire exits / breaks
    Beneficiary forms
    Careergen forms
    Evaluation forms – please fill these in before you leave – helps us to develop events in the future
    Photos – we will be taking photos - let us know if you don’t want them to be taken of you
    I Need for this presentation
    Handout – hold up when talk about bursaries etc
  • Attracting more women_into_set_-_ukrc_presentation_10.6.09

    1. 1. Workshop Session 2 Attracting More Women into Science, Engineering & Technology Sarah Pemberton, Services for Women Coordinator (Careers & Employment) Veronica Benson, South East Hub Manager ICG HE Advisers Community Conference Wednesday 10 June 2009 UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering,Technology www.ukrc4setwomen.org
    2. 2. Programme • Introduction • Issues related to gender stereotyping and how to address them • What are the barriers facing women pursuing SET careers? • Why it is important to increase the number of women in SET • Sources of information and advice to support the work of careers advisers
    3. 3. Why did you choose this workshop?
    4. 4. Why does the UKRC exist? Skills Shortage in SET sectors UK needs more talented scientists, engineers and technologists UKRC Mission “to improve the position and the participation of women in science, engineering, technology and the built environment”
    5. 5. What are we doing? Employers & Organisations •Gender Equality Training •Cultural Analysis Survey •Advise on employment practice and flexible working Women 19+ Level 3+ •Enter •Progress •Return
    6. 6. Supporting women in SET
    7. 7. UK Resource Centre for women in SET Government funded Scottish Hub UKRC South East Hub Welsh Hub
    8. 8. Occupations Nurse Lawyer Electrician Secretary Mechanical Engineer Accountant Hairdresser Primary School Teacher Plumber Doctor Airline pilot Administrator HR Manager IT Consultant
    9. 9. Occupational Segregation Three-quarters of working-women are still found in just 5 occupational groups • Associate professional and technical (e.g. nursing, teaching) • Admin and secretarial work • Personal services (caring for children/elderly people) • Sales and customer service • Non-skilled manual work The vast majority of jobs in these sectors pay less than in the sectors where men predominate
    10. 10. SET Occupational Gender Splits • • • • 15% ICT professionals are women 5% professional engineers are female 19% building professionals 39% science professionals (but only 13% female professors in bioscience)
    11. 11. Where are we now? • Girls make up 42.4% of A level students in STEM subjects • Women make up 33.5% of all higher education (HE) students in SET disciplines • Women represent 19% of SET workforce • Women hold 9.0% of directorships in the UK FTSE 100 companies in SET sectors • 8.0% of all SET professors are female
    12. 12. Who influences career choice? National Regional Policy Self Stereotyping Professional Institutes, Sector Skills Councils Family, Friends, Peers and Media Employers Schools, STEMPoints Post 16 Education & Training Careers Professionals
    13. 13. How do we address occupational segregation? • Challenge young women’s assumptions/career choices (not all engineers wear hard hats) • Make them aware of the range of careers in SET • Make them aware that the highest earnings are achieved in male-dominated, graduate professions
    14. 14. What are the barriers preventing girls and women pursuing SET careers? In groups discuss and find 9
    15. 15. What are the barriers preventing girls and women pursuing SET careers? • • • • • • • • • Lack of role models Lack of publicity aimed at women Perceived lack of job opportunities Lack of confidence Low expectations of others Lack of encouragement/family support Isolation/lack of support Lack of flexible/part-time working Male-dominated culture
    16. 16. Why our work is important Quick Quiz • What percentage of the workforce will be white, male and under 45 by 2011? A) 33 B) 45 C) 50 • What percentage of women with SET qualifications are working in SET? A) 19% B) 34% C) 46% • How many women with SET qualifications return to SET work after a career break? A) 1/3 B) 1/2 C) 3/4
    17. 17. Why do we need more women in SET? • Address skills shortages • Avoid wasted talent • A more diverse workforce leads to greater innovation • Better working environment
    18. 18. Our resources and services • Website – SET sector careers information for girls and women – Networks and support for women in SET – Case studies and role models – Research & statistics • 1-1 support and employability workshops for 19+/Level 3+
    19. 19. Gender Equality Training A one-day programme to: • raise awareness of: – the need for widening career choice for women – factors affecting entry into non-traditional careers for women – implicit and explicit stereotyping in careers guidance and education • reflect on strategies to overcoming gender stereotyping when offering guidance or information to girls and women
    20. 20. How can we help you?
    21. 21. Workshop Session 2 Attracting More Women into Science, Engineering & Technology Sarah Pemberton, Services for Women Coordinator (Careers & Employment) Veronica Benson, South East Hub Manager ICG HE Advisers Community Conference Wednesday 10 June 2009 UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering,Technology www.ukrc4setwomen.org
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