UTC Oxfordshire is on a mission to help girls and young women in the local area get started on science and engineering career paths with a real future.
We have joined WISE (Women into Science and Engineering), a campaign which inspires girls and women around the world to study and build careers in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM).
The UK economy will require 830,000 professional scientists, engineers and technologists – over 100,000 new professionals each year (to 2020).
The UK engineering and construction sector faces a shortfall of over 100,000 workers by 2050, due to skills shortages, an ageing workforce and forecast migration trends.
Despite women representing 46% of the UK labour force, women are under-represented in STEM, making up just 13% of those in STEM occupations.
WISE aims to get 1 million more women in the UK STEM workforce, boosting the talent pool from classroom to boardroom and driving economic growth. Read some inspirational stories here.