Still time to apply for our Women into STEM course

West Lothian College still has spaces left on their January start Women into STEM course which is aimed at encouraging more females into the male dominant Science, Engineering and Computing industries. 


The course starts in January 2018 and is an innovative 16-week course, which is full-time, and on successful completion the students will be guaranteed progression.


West Lothian College Principal Mhairi Harrington OBE said: “West Lothian College is committed to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  In 2015 we set out a detailed STEM manifesto which covers the next three years.


“West Lothian College was one of only two in Scotland to achieve the prestigious STEM Assured Standard in 2015.  The Standard provides a robust framework which benchmarks and recognises excellence in the college’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics provision.  West Lothian College recognise that low participation of women in these STEM related careers is detrimental to our economy and we are missing out on lots of talent in these areas.


“This fast-track course is designed to give women an exciting opportunity to experience what it is like to work in Engineering, Computing and Construction and to learn relevant skills and knowledge which will to allow guaranteed progression onto more advanced full-time programmes or employment. STEM related careers are some of the best paid jobs in the world and there so many opportunities and possibilities in terms of career choices.”


West Lothian College works in partnership with a range of local STEM related organisations for placement opportunities and experience. Along with practical learning the course also includes visits to local companies and sites.


Natural progression from this STEM course could include a range of subjects such as Computing, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Civil/ Petroleum Engineering. This is aimed at filling the gender inequality gap of females in the Engineering and Computing industry.


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