High Schools in the Vale of Glamorgan are being encouraged to sign up for the latest Not Just For Boys event – designed to help girls find out more about different careers across a variety of industries before they choose their GCSE options.
Run by Chwarae Teg, the next event on the 18 September will be an ‘aviation special’ with the gender equality charity partnering up with British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC) and Careers Wales. Together they will show that careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are Not Just For Boys.
Pencoedtre High School and Llantwit Major School will attend and it’s hoped more will follow suit and sign up to the sessions which will take place at BAMC based at Cardiff International Airport.
Girls attending, from years 8 and 9, will have the chance to take a tour of the hanger at BAMC and discover a variety of exciting STEM related careers on offer. They will meet female role models from a range of STEM industries and be able to take part in try-a-trade activities in engineering, digital and other skills areas, which they may not have considered before.