Young Women Into Engineering

Date: Thursday, 17th November 2016 Venue: Rodillian Academy, Longthorpe Lane, WF3 3PS (for Sat-Nav use WF3 3PU) Refreshments: 5:15pm Workshop: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

On behalf of Cllr Karen Bruce, Outer South Community Committee Chair and Children & Families Champion and Cllr Neil Dawson, Outer South Community Committee Champion for Employment, Skills & Welfare, this is an invitation to Leeds City Council’s Outer South Community Committee workshop ‘Women Into Engineering’.

The Outer South Community Committee and WISE are working with NG Bailey to run an inspirational event in South Leeds to encourage young women (age 13-18) into science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers in the region.The format of the interactive self-discovery workshop is based on WISE’s ‘People Like Me’ research.

The young women will have chance to meet successful role models from NG Bailey, Northern Powergrid and Siemens; women just like themselves, who will show the girls careers that will use their individual personalities, skills and talents to make a positive difference to their communities and environment. The event isn’t just for young women (age 13-18); their mums and teachers are also invited to attend to see the wide range of exciting and rewarding careers that are achievable through studying STEM subjects.

The variety of routes that are open includes Higher Education, and Technical Apprenticeships. Cllr Neil Dawson, Outer South Community Committee Champion for Employment, Skills & Welfare said, "I work for an engineering based company and can see that despite changes over the years the industry is still very male orientated especially compared with similar companies in Europe. The aim of this event is to inspire young women from an early age to consider working in a science and engineering organisation and this event will allow young women to meet with role models who can show engineering as an exciting and fulfilling career".

For more information or to book contact Sue Wood: Tel: 0113 378 5808 Email: About your Community Committee: Outer South Community Committee, covering the wards Ardsley & Robin Hood, Morley North, Morley South, Rothwell and their Communities Want to find out more? To keep up to date with what's happening in the Outer South like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or email Further links: