British Glass launches 'Women in Manufacturing' initiative

The British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation has launched its ‘Women in Manufacturing’ (WiM) initiative to encourage more women to build careers in engineering and manufacturing.

Held at the House of Commons, the launch event was attended by high profile representatives from industry and Government, along with educators and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) organisations.In the UK, fewer than one in ten STEM Managers are female and only 8.7% of professional engineers are women.The UK has the lowest proportion of female engineering professionals across the EU states, compared to Sweden with 26% and Bulgaria with 29%.Set up as a sub-project of British Glass’ training and skills development arm, The Glass Academy, WiM is a not-for-profit initiative to bring together the UK manufacturing and engineering community and engineer networks to attract, support and retain women into the sector.Read more here.The British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation has launched its ‘Women in Manufacturing’ (WiM) initiative to encourage more women to build careers in engineering and manufacturing.  

Held at the House of Commons, the launch event was attended by high profile representatives from industry and Government, along with educators and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) organisations.

In the UK, fewer than one in ten STEM Managers are female and only 8.7% of professional engineers are women.

The UK has the lowest proportion of female engineering professionals across the EU states, compared to Sweden with 26% and Bulgaria with 29%.

Set up as a sub-project of British Glass’ training and skills development arm, The Glass Academy, WiM is a not-for-profit initiative to bring together the UK manufacturing and engineering community and engineer networks to attract, support and retain women into the sector.

Read more here.

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Date: 24 January 2014
Source: www.packagingnews.co.uk

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