Technology and ICT – Cherchez la femme ! Support of Reduction of Gender Segregation in Technical Education in Pilsen Region

The main goal of the project – increasing interest in technical and ICT subjects and the popularisation of technology among girls at primary schools and grammar schools – was successfully fulfilled. An extraordinarily large number of girls and teachers from educational institutions throughout the Pilsen region have participated in our various project activities. They were presented with opportunities to study technical subjects at secondary schools and universities as well as at modern manufacturing plants. We have also mediated personal encounters with prominent women in technical positions and introduced them to the field of technology in an informal manner. Interest and demand for project activities exceeded the project’s capacity; in terms of financial transfers, a higher number of excursions to companies took place than was originally planned. The need and importance of greater participation among girls in technical and ICT fields is evidenced by the involvement of a high number of cooperating entities (113 schools and companies). The accompanying media campaign was aimed at the general public and the elimination of stereotypes associated with women active in technical fields. All monitoring indicators and expected outcomes were met.

Organization Akademie HK PK, o.p.s.
Topic Equal opportunities
Region

Plzeňský

Amount 6 099 410 CZK
Date of project implementation 01.07.2014 - 30.04.2016
Partners Regionální hospodářská komora Plzeňského kraje;, Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, Techmania Science Center;
Website www.zenyatechnika.cz