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Collins Aerospace set to make STEM more accessible to girls

Working with local schools and driving STEM outreach is a key objective

The Early Careers team at Collins Aerospace have spent two days introducing young girls to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) within the aerospace industry.

Innovative technology and advancements are at the forefront of STEM and the aerospace industry. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers who will help accelerate technological progress and solve some of the world's most pressing problems by introducing young girls to these fields.

The Wolverhampton campus hosted more than 30 secondary school girls to give an insight into the world of engineering. There were a wide variety of activities the students participated in, including materials engineering, rocket launching, hardware interaction, career talks, and a tour of the shop floor. By introducing young girls to STEM and the aerospace industry, we can help build a workforce that is equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed.

The students met with a variety of people within Collins, from executives to apprentices, to hear about their career paths post school and the benefits they have experienced from a career in STEM. During the visit, the students were given guidance by the Mayor of Wolverhampton and her consort and heard about the Mayor’s experiences.

Cath Fennell, Engineering Lead said ‘It was an excellent event hosted by our Early Careers team to introduce a number of girls to the possibilities of a career in STEM. Over the course of the day, I spent some time going over my career path with the girls as well as overseeing some engineering activities. In the coming years, I hope to see a greater number of girls entering our engineering talent pipeline.

Our commitment to working with local schools and driving STEM outreach is one of the key objectives of Collins in Wolverhampton.

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