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The Future Looks STEM for Young Women in Plymouth
For the past decade, City College Plymouth has been working to break down stereotypes in science, technology, engineering and maths.
The Young Women in STEM event, now in its twelfth year, invites female pupils from secondary schools across Plymouth and Cornwall to take part in interactive workshops and discover careers in these industries. From automotive to forensic science and media to bricklaying, the young women had the chance to explore all aspects of STEM in the College’s industry-standard facilities, including the Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM.
Jo Williams, Youth Liaison Officer at City College, said: “This event is all about getting young women excited about the possible careers opportunities in science, technology, engineering and maths. We know that STEM roles remain very male-dominated, but at City College we are constantly making strides towards changing these perceptions.
“Our visitors had the opportunity to hear from Lorna Dallas, Chair of Women in STEM Plymouth, who made them aware of all of the fascinating STEM advances in the local area.
“This year we were delighted that a record number of schools took part in the day and we received some exceptional feedback. Each year, it is amazing to see so many of the girls engaged with the activities – this year some students even skipped their breaks to finish what they had been working on! We hope to continue to run this event for many years to come and pave the way for more women in STEM.”
Those interested in STEM related careers, or taking a tour of City College’s Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM can do so at their Adult Education Open Evening on Wednesday 3 January, 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Kings Road.
Visit www.cityplym.ac.uk/events or call 01752 305300 for more information.