The number of girls choosing technical careers at Vmbo College surged 21% compared to last year, but still accounted for less than 6% of all students, says industry group Techniek Nederland . Said.
“Choosing technical training has become as natural as choosing a career in care or teaching a girl. The good news is that technical professions offer great career opportunities,” said spokesperson Doekle Terpstra.
Despite the fact that only 16% of women opted for this level of technical training, actually end and remain According to Terpstra, more girls across the school board are interested in careers related to optical engineering and technology because of the changing image.
“There is more emphasis on creativity, teamwork and communication skills. Heavy equipment is being replaced by smart technology. women are welcome not only as technologists, but as designers, advisors and data analysts,” he said.
Women now make up 5.8% of the students who choose to work in the installation sector, compared to 5% last year. “We still have a lot of work to do. That is why we are organizing girls day This allows companies to show students what they’re really doing,” Terpstra said.
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