Women in Engineering Week school visit

Morrison Construction's Stakeholder Manager, Caroline McKenzie recently took part in National Women in Engineering Day, a day dedicated to raising the profile of women in engineering and encouraging young girls to consider engineering as a career.

Published: 09 July 2015
Capability: Infrastructure

Caroline visited St Modens High School in Stirling and spoke about her career and motivations for becoming a civil engineer to the fifth and sixth year girls who had chosen to study sciences. After a well-received presentation Caroline and other invited guests spoke to smaller groups of girls to try to address any particular queries they may have.

Lindsay McDonald, Principal Teacher for Developing the Young Workforce said: "Thank you so much for contributing to our school's Women in Engineering event. Our pupils had a fantastic time and I am sure many will be inspired to consider a career in engineering as a result of your activities and career talks."

National Women in Engineering Day has been set up by the Women's Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. WES wants to focus attention on the great opportunities for women in engineering, at a time when it has never been more important to address the engineering skills shortage. By encouraging girls into engineering careers we will not only be increasing diversity and inclusion, a business imperative, but enabling us to fill the substantial future job opportunities that have been predicted in this sector.

After the event Caroline said: "Although I was nervous to be speaking to such a large group of 16 and 17 year olds, I felt it was an excellent chance to promote my business and tell a younger generation about the positive opportunities available to them."