The Engineering Council’s Women into Science and Engineering campaign is changing its ownership structure in an effort to broaden its focus from education into employment.
Employers will have more say in the campaign, which will become a joint initiative between the Engineering Council, The Engineering and Marine Training Authority and the Engineering Employers Federation.
Ann Bailey, EEF head of training, said: `The campaign now needs to be taken to a different level, looking wider than just increasing the number of women on engineering courses. We need to make sure the working environment they go into is a welcoming one.’
* Middlesex University is offering free places on a women-only engineering foundation course starting this September. The places are paid for by the European Social Fund and are open to unemployed women.