NCUB Green Paper: Target 2030: Increasing female graduates working in MTEC

NCUB Green Paper: Target 2030: Increasing female graduates working in MTEC

Author: David Docherty
Published: March 18th 2014

NCUB Green Papers are think-pieces intended to foster debate and discussion. They do not commit the NCUB to action or reflect the views of the Leadership Council, members and funders.

Female graduates are not entering manufacturing, technology, engineering and computing (MTEC), companies in sufficient numbers to increase the quality and competitiveness of the talent pool.

Businesses are crying out for high-quality engineers, technicians and manufacturing business leaders, and yet firms are missing out on one the most important sources of talent in the country – smart, numerate, university-qualified women. The Target 2030 challenge, then, is to increase the number of women studying physical and formal sciences at school and university, and then to attract and retain them in the MTEC labour force.

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